The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on January 17 issued a press release informing about a series of high-level consolations across the Gulf, Asia and Europe to discuss the situation in Afghanistan to promote and protect women’s and girl’s rights, peaceful coexistence and sustainable development, the statement read.
The document says the visits covered several neighboring countries, the Gulf and beyond. They also met with the leadership of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), groups of Afghan women in Ankara and Islamabad and a group of Ambassadors/Special Envoys to Afghanistan based in Doha, including a diverse group of Afghan women.
The purpose of the visit was to find a pathway to a lasting solution and the need to continue delivering lifesaving support. The countries and partners recognized the critical role of the UN in this regard and stressed the importance of the international community speaking with one voice with a unified approach.
All the stakeholders agreed on the fundamental principles, including women’s and girls’ rights to education, work and public life in Afghanistan. They agreed to strengthen with the full support and collaboration of the international community.
The members agreed on the proposal of an international conference on women and girls in the Muslim world in March 2023.
The document also informed that the delegation arrived in Kabul on January 17 to continue their engagement to convey the central message of the consultation and find a long-lasting solution to the current issues in the country.