National Unity Group lauds invitation of Afghan women to UN session


The group in an announcement on Sunday the group stated that the Taliban must be held accountable for their actions towards women and girls….reports Asian Lite News

The National Unity Group of Afghanistan has welcomed an announcement inviting women to the United Nations session and has called for avoiding any involvement with the Taliban, Khaama Press reported.

The group in an announcement on Sunday the group stated that the Taliban must be held accountable for their actions towards women and girls.

As per the statement, participants in the Doha talks should be selected from effective representatives of organisations.

The announcement also emphasised the need for practical and definitive decisions to address the ongoing crisis in Afghanistan resulting from the Taliban’s presence, as per Khaama Press.

Women activists also called for keeping the Taliban on the United Nations blacklist. The request was kept among the participants of the Doha conference scheduled for February 18-19.

The statements said: “We call on United Nations members not to engage with the murderers of the people and women of Afghanistan, and to impose new and stricter sanctions on recognising them, isolating them, and exerting greater pressure on the Taliban.”

Recently, the United Nations spokesperson announced that the Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres will host a conference on Afghanistan in Doha on February 18-19.

The Taliban stated that a representative of this group had been invited to the Doha conference, as per Khaama Press.

The initial United Nations conference on Afghanistan in Doha, led by Antonio Guterres, did not include representatives from the Taliban or opposing political groups.

Last week, international organisations called for lifting the ban on girls’ education, as for over two years now, girls have been barred from accessing education in Afghanistan, TOLO News reported.

As the world celebrated the International Day of Education on January 24, various international organisations have urged for the opening of schools for girls.

The UN special envoy for Afghanistan, Roza Otunbayeva, Amnesty International, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the World Food Programme, and other international groups asked the Taliban to lift the ban on girls’ education, as reported by TOLO News.

Roza Otunbayeva, in a video released by UNAMA News on social media, ‘X’ emphasised that providing education for all is the foundation for Afghanistan’s future.

“In Afghanistan, education for all, for girls and boys, women and men, is more than just a fundamental right. It is the foundation for Afghanistan’s future,” she said.

On the International Day of Education, Otunbayeva highlighted that the opening of schools is not just a demand of Western nations but also the Muslim world, according to TOLO News.

She further urged the Taliban to recognise that education is not just a moral imperative but critical for prosperity and peace.

Moreover, Otunbayeva stressed that the continued deprivation of Afghan girls from education will not only affect all Afghans but will also isolate Afghanistan globally.

“To maintain the current path only inflicts further harm on all Afghans and risks isolating Afghanistan from both the Islamic world and the international community,” she added. (ANI)

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