The UN rapporteur visited Afghanistan and called for increased cooperation with Afghanistan’s education sector.
Katharina Merkel, a UN rapporteur and James Darcey travelled to Herat and said that the UN remained dedicated to assisting Afghanistan’s education sector.
Meanwhile, the UN representatives met with Mawlavi Abdullah Ameni, the provincial education director of Herat, and they discussed ways to improve the country’s educational system and foster cooperation with the UN.
Ameni emphasized the initiatives taken by the Herat education department to create a standardized educational system in cooperation with domestic and foreign donor agencies.
Meanwhile, he stressed the need for increased cooperation with the aid agencies to support the education system in the province further.
In his part, the UN envoy supported these initiatives and called for increased coordination between the UN and the Afghan education system.
It was said that the main reason for the UN rapporteur’s travel to Herat was to evaluate UNICEF’s operations in high-quality education.
The visit came amid an education ban for Afghan females beyond sixth grade since taken over by the Taliban in August 2021 and higher education since December last year.
The suppressive policies by the current regime have restricted Afghan females from their fundamental rights, including education and working with aid agencies, and erased them from the public scene.
Despite massive criticism, the severe restrictions policies are continued, restricting women and girls from their fundamental human rights.