Today, Thursday, June 23, the UN Security Council is set to hold a session in which the UN Secretary-General will present the most recent report on Afghanistan.
The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has stated that the UN’s Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, will present his report on Afghanistan.
UNAMA has further added in the statement that the report will be on “The situation in Afghanistan and its implications for international peace and security.”
In accordance with Resolution 2626 of the UN Security Council, the Secretary-General was asked to provide a report every three months on the situation in Afghanistan and the execution of the UNAMA’s mission, including at the subnational level.
In the course of the session, the Council will receive a briefing from Mr. Ramiz Alakbarov, the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan and acting head of UNAMA.
Following the meeting, the session will also be made available as a viewable video clip on UN Web TV, according to a statement from UNAMA.
In a meeting held behind closed doors, the UN Security Council called a special session to review the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, especially the Taliban’s restrictions on women, a month ago.
The Permanent Representative of Norway to the UN requested that the session be called. Participants at the session expressed grave concern over the Taliban’s recent persecution of Afghan women.
The UN Security Council’s session, which will be held at 18:30 Kabul time, is held at a time when a high magnitude earthquake in south-eastern provinces of Afghanistan has killed almost 1,000 and wounded over 1,500 people.