A/RES/67/16 United Nations Distr.: General 13 December 2012 General Assembly Sixty-seventh session Agenda item 38 Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 27 November 2012 [without reference to a Main Committee (A/67/L.16 and Add.1)] 67/16. The situation in Afghanistan The General Assembly, Recalling its resolution 66/13 of 21 November 2011 and all its previous relevant resolutions, Recalling also all relevant Security Council resolutions and statements by the President of the Council on the situation in Afghanistan, in particular resolutions 2041 (2012) of 22 March 2012 and 2069 (2012) of 9 October 2012, Reaffirming its strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and national unity of Afghanistan, and respecting its multicultural, multi-ethnic and historical heritage, Recognizing once again the interconnected nature of the challenges in Afghanistan, reaffirming that sustainable progress on security, governance, human rights, the rule of law and development, as well as on the cross-cutting theme of counter-narcotics, is mutually reinforcing, and welcoming the continuing efforts of the Government of Afghanistan and the international community to address these challenges in a coherent manner, Recalling the long-term commitment of the international community to Afghanistan with the aim of strengthening national ownership and leadership consistent with the Kabul process, and taking into account the evolving nature of the presence of the international community, Welcoming the conclusions of the International Afghanistan Conference on Afghanistan and the International Community: From Transition to the Transformation Decade, held in Bonn, Germany, on 5 December 2011, 1 in which it was declared that the process of transition, to be completed by the end of 2014, should be followed by a transformation decade (2015–2024) in which Afghanistan consolidates its sovereignty through strengthening a fully functioning, sustainable State in the service of its people, _______________ 1 A/66/597-S/2011/762, annex. 12-47956 *1247956* Please recycle

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