UN Security Council asks for Guterres’ advice on dealing with IEA

The United Nations Security Council on Thursday asked Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to provide an independent assessment on how to deal with the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) and combat challenges including restrictions on women and girls.
The 15-member council unanimously adopted a resolution that requires Guterres to submit a report to it in mid-November with “forward-looking recommendations for an integrated and coherent approach among relevant political, humanitarian, and development actors, within and outside of the United Nations,” Reuters reported.
IEA says it respects women’s rights in accordance with Islamic law.
IEA has banned women and girls from attending high school and university and from working in non-governmental organizations (NGOs). IEA officials, however, have repeatedly said that the education ban is not permanent.

United Arab Emirates UN Ambassador Lana Nusseibeh said the “status quo is not sustainable.” 

“The council is taking a careful and measured response to a difficult crisis with outside expertise and fresh thinking and essentially saying that a business as usual approach is not sufficient to Afghanistan,” Nusseibeh told reporters.
The Security Council expressed concern in the resolution at the lack of progress made by the IEA on its expectations.
It emphasized “the importance of the full, equal and meaningful participation of women, and upholding human rights, including those of women, children, minorities, and persons in vulnerable situations.”
The United Nations has made its single-largest country aid appeal ever, asking for $4.6 billion in 2023 to deliver help in Afghanistan, where it says two-thirds of the population – some 28 million people – need it to survive.The post UN Security Council asks for Guterres’ advice on dealing with IEA first appeared on Ariana News.

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