Statement attributable to the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General – on Afghanistan
NEW YORK - The Secretary-General is deeply alarmed by news reports that the Taliban have suspended access to universities to women and girls.
The Secretary-General reiterates that the denial of education not only violates the equal rights of women and girls, but will have a devastating impact on the country’s future.
The Secretary-General urges the de facto authorities to ensure equal access to education at all levels for women and girls.
-Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General