NEW YORK - I am very saddened by the news that was widely reported this morning that the Taliban Minister of Higher Education has banned women from attending universities. This is detrimental for women but also for Afghanistan more widely.
NEW YORK - The following is the as-delivered transcript of the briefing by the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Roza Otunbayeva, to the Security Council on the situation in Afghanistan today.
KABUL, The United Nations in Afghanistan calls upon the country’s de facto authorities to live up to commitments enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a landmark document codifying everyone’s fundamen
KABUL - UN Secretary-General’s special envoy for Afghanistan, Roza Otunbayeva, carried out a two-day mission this week to the country’s north, including a brief visit to the Uzbek border town of Termez, discussing UN support to local communities and reinfo
KABUL –The United Nations in Afghanistan calls upon the country’s de facto authorities to take immediate steps to end violence against women and the broader deterioration of women’s rights as a vital part of efforts to establish a meaningful