United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan

Afghanistan faces its first review in 20 years under the UN Convention Against Torture at a session in Geneva next week.
A marauding misogynist Taliban in the style of Islamic State is not a fantasy, and the Security Council could envision such an outcome with a resolution that would surely garner a wide consensus of support.
As the debates unfold over whether or not an international mediator might be required to support the Afghan peace talks, many in and out of Afghanistan have considered whether the UN might serve in this capacity.