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US Urges Taliban to Reverse Ban on Afghan Women Working with UN

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Fidel Rahmati
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The US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, on Thursday urged the Taliban authorities to put Afghans first and reverse the ban on females working with the UN.

Antony Blinken called the latest banning on Afghan women a wrong decision and said, “Disturbed by another reprehensible Taliban decision banning Afghan women from working with the UN,” said in a tweet.

He further expressed his concerns about the country’s vulnerable Afghans who depend on humanitarian aid and urged the de facto authorities to consider Afghans’ interests and reverse the decision.

“This will threaten vulnerable Afghans who depend on humanitarian assistance. We urge the Taliban to put Afghans first and reverse this decision,” Blinken said.

The remarks came after the latest ban on Afghan female staffers working with the UN in the Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

On the other hand, UN Chief Antonio Guterres also condemned the ban on Afghan females working with the UN and expressed concerns that the ban would undermine the ability to deliver life-saving assistance to the most vulnerable people of Afghanistan, including women and children.

He also called on the Taliban to reverse this ban immediately, as the UN could not operate without its female staff.

 “If this measure is not reversed, it will inevitably undermine our ability to deliver life-saving aid to the people who need it,” Guterres added.

But despite intense criticism from domestic and international organizations, the de facto authorities have increased its impressive policy on women’s employment and education.

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