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Afghanistan: UN chief denounces broken Taliban promises to women

2021-10-11T17:26:49.457Z

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Monday (October 11) denounced broken promises by the Taliban in Afghanistan with regard to ...



UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Monday (October 11) denounced broken promises by the Taliban in Afghanistan to women and girls, also calling on the world to inject liquidity into this country to prevent its collapse economic.

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"

I am particularly alarmed to see promises made to Afghan women and girls by the Taliban not being honored,

" he said during a meeting with media at UN headquarters. "

I urge the Taliban to keep their promises to women and girls and to fulfill their obligations under international human rights and humanitarian law,

" he added. "

We will not let go

" in this regard, said the UN official, assuring that the Organization spoke about this subject every day with the Taliban, in power since mid-August but still not enjoying international legitimacy. recognized to this day.

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"

Broken promises lead to shattered dreams for women and girls in Afghanistan,

" said Antonio Guterres, recalling that since 2001, "

the average time at school has dropped from six to ten years

". “

Eighty percent of the Afghan economy is informal, with a predominant role for women. Without them, there is no chance that the Afghan economy and society will recover,

”he warned. To avoid an economic collapse of Afghanistan, while Afghan assets are frozen and development aid has been halted, "

I urge the world to act and inject liquidity into the Afghan economy

", also declared the head of the UN."

To allow the people to survive

","

We must find ways to breathe new life into the economy

"and"

it can be done without violating international laws

, "he said.

Source: lefigaro

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