The UN Security Council is extending the mandate of a scaled-back UN peacebuilding mission in Nepal to help integrate Maoist rebel fighters and monitor arms, but wants the UN's activities wrapped up in six months.
A resolution adopted unanimously by the council on Friday would maintain 73 arms monitors but abolish most of the 18 remaining civilian posts.
The Security Council established a peacebuilding mission in Nepal in January 2007 to monitor and help enforce a November 2006 peace deal between the government and Maoist rebels, which ended a bloody 10-year insurgency that left more than 13,000 people dead.
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