The UN Security Council held a session on Afghanistan today emphasizing the way forward through a more pluralistic polity, where all Afghans, especially women and minorities, could see themselves represented.
In a briefing to the United Nation’s Security Council earlier today, the Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) Roza Otunbayeva said the only war forward for Afghanistan is to form an inclusive government where everyone, particularly women and minorities could seem themselves represented.
Also, during a press conference, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday called on the authorities of the de facto regime in Afghanistan to ensure women’s right to work and girls’ right to attend schools.
Following the number of public punishments including public executions, flogging, and stoning of many Afghan men and women convicted for different crimes in different provinces, Afghanistan’s de facto regime came under massive criticism. Respecting natural human rights is the very basic demand of the people of Afghanistan and the international community.
The Norwegian representative at the UN Security Council stated, “the Norwegian government stands with the people of Afghanistan during these difficult times.” “During our dialogues with the Taliban at the beginning of the year, it was clearly asked that they should respect human rights and ensure that Afghanistan is a safe country for all its people.” She further added.
With the increasing terrorist attacks and bombings in the capital Kabul, security is a major concern for the people of Afghanistan and the international community, among other issues.