On Saturday, a top UN representative discussed the prohibition of Afghan women from attending universities with the acting minister of higher education.
The Taliban official released a statement on Dec 20 which banned women from public and private universities until further notice. The decision led to considerable international and most Muslim countries’ condemnation.
The UN mission office in Afghanistan said on tweeter that special envoy Markus Potzel called for the “urgent lifting” of these bans in his meeting with Nida Mohammad.
He commented that “Afghanistan is entering e new period of crisis.”
The UN deputy special representative for Afghanistan has also said that the bans on female education and work for aid agencies will harm all of Afghanistan.
On the contrary, the acting minister Nida Mohammad Nadim told Potzel that the higher education ministry was working to develop Afghans, protecting Islamic and national values.