The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) was established by Security Council resolution 2100 of 25 April 2013 to support political processes in that country and carry out a number of security-related tasks. The Mission was asked to support the transitional authorities of Mali in the stabilization of the country and implementation of the transitional roadmap. By unanimously adopting resolution 2164 of 25 June 2014, the Council further decided that the Mission should focus on duties, such as ensuring security, stabilization and protection of civilians; supporting national political dialogue and reconciliation; and assisting the reestablishment of State authority, the rebuilding of the security sector, and the promotion and protection of human rights in that country.

Bangladesh Air Force has started UN mission in Mali (MINUSMA) on 11 Jun 2013 by sending 01 X staff officer. Later on BAF deployed 01 x Air Field Services and Management Unit (BANASMU) on 09 September 2014 with the proposal of UN HQ. Presently BAF contingent comprising 110 personnel of BANASMU and 13 personnel of BANUAU making a grand total of 123 personnel are working under MINUSMA, Mali. Very soon BAF is going to deploy another 117 personnel with 03 x Mi-171SH helicopter to MINUSMA, Mali under BANUAU. So far 29 x officers, 79 x airmen/MODC and 20 x civilian from Bangladesh Air Force have served this mission.