UN-Afghanistan Conflict: UNSC Asks For Advice On Dealing With Afghan Taliban

The United Nations Security Council has asked Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to provide an independent assessment on how to deal with Afghanistan's Taliban Administration and combat challenges including its crackdown on women and girls' rights.

The 15-member council unanimously adopted a resolution that requires Guterres to submit a report to it in mid-november with forward-looking recommendations for an integrated and coherent approach among relevant political, humanitarian, and development actors, within and outside of the united nations.

United Arab Emirates U.N. Ambassador Lana Nusseibeh said the status quo is not sustainable. The UAE and japan drafted the resolution.

The Security Council expressed concern in the resolution at the lack of progress made by the Taliban on its expectations.

It emphasized the importance of the full, equal and meaningful participation of women, and upholding human rights, including those of women, children, minorities, and persons in vulnerable situations.

The United Nations has made its single-largest country aid appeal ever, asking for 4.6 billion dollars in 2023 to deliver help in Afghanistan, where it says two-thirds of the population some 28 million people need it to survive.