UN Security Council calls for Taliban to form inclusive Afghan government

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UN Security Council calls for Taliban to form inclusive Afghan government
Statement reflects widespread disappointment over recently announced interim government that excluded women and minorities, heralding what could be a return to harsh practices
By Edith M. Lederer
18 September 2021

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The UN Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Friday saying that Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers need to establish an inclusive government that has “the full, equal and meaningful participation of women” and upholds human rights. The resolution adopted by the UN’s most powerful body also extends the current mandate of the UN political mission in Afghanistan for six months and delivers a clear message that its 15 members will be watching closely what the Taliban do going forward.

The statement reflects widespread disappointment over the recently announced interim Taliban government that left out women and minorities, heralding what could be a return to harsh Taliban practices during their 1996-2001 rule. The Taliban have promised an inclusive government and a more moderate form of Islamic rule than during their previous rule. But many Afghans, especially women, are deeply skeptical and fear a roll back of rights gained over the last two decades.

Since their sweep into power last month and the departure of the last US forces after 20 years of war, the Taliban have broken up several protests by women and their supporters demanding equal rights from the new rulers.

more.............. https://www.timesofisrael.com/un-se...-taliban-to-form-inclusive-afghan-government/
 

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UN Security Council calls for Taliban to form inclusive Afghan government
Statement reflects widespread disappointment over recently announced interim government that excluded women and minorities, heralding what could be a return to harsh practices
By Edith M. Lederer
18 September 2021

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The UN Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Friday saying that Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers need to establish an inclusive government that has “the full, equal and meaningful participation of women” and upholds human rights. The resolution adopted by the UN’s most powerful body also extends the current mandate of the UN political mission in Afghanistan for six months and delivers a clear message that its 15 members will be watching closely what the Taliban do going forward.

The statement reflects widespread disappointment over the recently announced interim Taliban government that left out women and minorities, heralding what could be a return to harsh Taliban practices during their 1996-2001 rule. The Taliban have promised an inclusive government and a more moderate form of Islamic rule than during their previous rule. But many Afghans, especially women, are deeply skeptical and fear a roll back of rights gained over the last two decades.

Since their sweep into power last month and the departure of the last US forces after 20 years of war, the Taliban have broken up several protests by women and their supporters demanding equal rights from the new rulers.

more.............. https://www.timesofisrael.com/un-se...-taliban-to-form-inclusive-afghan-government/
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