Security Council addresses UN role in Afghanistan post 2014Listen /
The future role of the United Nations in Afghanistan following the withdrawal of foreign troops in 2014, was the subject of a Security Council meeting on Monday. Afghanistan's ability to manage its own security was also discussed.
Last October, the Security Council voted unanimously to extend the mandate of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan for another year, up to the 13th of October 2012.
The resolution also says the Afghan Government, by 2014, will have lead responsibility for security in the country.
Herve Ladsous, head of UN Peacekeeping Operations, was among those who addressed what the mandate means.
Gerry Adams reports.