The United Nations Accreditation Committee did not approve not only the Taliban’s but also the Myanmar Military junta requests for seats at the world body.

The seats for both were delayed for the time being.

The UN committee was convened on Wednesday and delayed the decision over who will represent Afghanistan’s Taliban-led government and the military junta in Myanmar.

The decision means that the representatives of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and Military Junta will not be allowed to have seats at the 193-member world body for now.

The decision comes hours after the UN nominee of the Taliban Sohail Shaheen in a series of Tweets said the people of Afghanistan have fought for their independence and they have the right to have representatives at the UN.

After the Taliban recapture on August 15, the Taliban are desperate for world recognition as the country is going through the worst humanitarian situation with nearly half of the population starving.


  • Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.