The UN Security Council will hold a meeting on Afghanistan on June 21, according to the United Arab Emirates envoy to the UN, saying that Afghanistan is at the top of the council’s agenda.
“We have this month a regular meeting on the situation in Afghanistan scheduled for June 21 which will be informed by the Secretary General’s recent latest report on the situation,” Lana Nusseibeh, UAE envoy at the UN, said.
She told media in New York that the UN Security Council would continue to focus on Afghanistan, Particularly the position it took on women’s rights.
“We are going to keep our focus on Afghanistan. In particular, the position that the council expressed on women’s rights in Afghanistan was unequivocal,” she said.
A day before, several American senators were reported to propose a bill to sanction Taliban authorities in response to its human rights violations in Afghanistan, Fox News Reported.
“Since the fall of Kabul in 2021, the Taliban has repressed Afghanistan’s women, minorities, and youth, diverted aid from Afghans in desperate need, taken hostages to achieve political gain, and allowed Afghanistan to become a haven for terrorists again.
Unfortunately, the Biden Administration’s response has failed to curtail Taliban abuses,” Sen. Jim Risch told Fox News.
The US put several conditions on the de facto regime, such as cutting ties with all terrorist outlets, granting humanitarian agencies full access in the country to care for most vulnerable citizens, letting citizens leave, and recognizing press freedom, women’s rights, and human rights.
On May 2, the UNSC held a meeting in Doha to address the situation in Afghanistan. Special envoys from other nations who attended the meeting for Afghanistan raised their concerns about women and human rights in Afghanistan.