UN extends Afghanistan mission by one other yr | United Nations Information
The United Nations Safety Council renews UNAMA and asks for suggestions on working with the Taliban-ruled nation.
The United Nations Safety Council has renewed the UN Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) for an additional yr whereas additionally asking for suggestions on one of the simplest ways for the worldwide group to proceed its work within the Taliban-ruled nation.
The 15-member council on Thursday unanimously adopted two resolutions, each drafted by the United Arab Emirates and Japan.
The primary “stresses the vital significance of a continued presence of UNAMA” and different UN businesses inside Afghanistan, which has been below Taliban rule for the reason that group took management of Kabul in August 2021.
Thursday’s decision, which extends the mission till March 17, 2024, doesn’t change the UNAMA’s mandate, as outlined by final yr’s decision, “in selling peace and stability in Afghanistan”.
The second decision asks Secretary-Common Antonio Guterres to conduct an “built-in, impartial evaluation” of the state of affairs within the nation, and report again to the UNSC by November 17 with “forward-looking suggestions for an built-in and coherent method amongst related political, humanitarian, and growth actors”.
The report ought to embody data on addressing “humanitarian (challenges), human rights and particularly the rights of girls and women, non secular and ethnic minorities, safety and terrorism, narcotics, growth, financial and social challenges, dialogue, governance and the rule of legislation ”, the decision mentioned.
“We’re all conscious the state of affairs in Afghanistan is extraordinarily difficult, and that our choices are literally very restricted, however the established order will not be sustainable,” UAE’s UN ambassador, Lana Zaki Nusseibeh, mentioned.
She famous that, given the Taliban’s tightening restrictions on ladies and women, some individuals, “together with many Afghan ladies”, have accused the worldwide group of missing a “coordinated worldwide political technique” for coping with the challenges inside the nation.
“By requesting this impartial evaluation, the council is taking a cautious and measured response to a troublesome disaster with outdoors experience and recent considering,” Nusseibeh mentioned.
The Taliban, which seized energy in August 2021 because the United States-led forces withdrew from Afghanistan after 20 years of struggle, says it respects ladies’s rights in accordance with its strict interpretation of Islamic legislation.
However it has banned ladies and women from attending highschool and universityvisiting parks and dealing for help teams.
The UNSC expressed concern within the decision over the dearth of progress made by the Taliban on its expectations.
It emphasised “the significance of the total, equal and significant participation of girls, and upholding human rights, together with these of girls, kids, minorities, and individuals in susceptible conditions”.
The UN has made its single-largest nation help attraction ever, asking for $4.6bn in 2023 to ship assist in Afghanistan, the place it says two-thirds of the inhabitants – some 28 million individuals – want it to outlive.