‘We can’t turn our backs on Afghanistan’s future’: A Resident Coordinator Blog

A year on from the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, the senior UN official in the country, Resident Coordinator Ramiz Alakbarov, describes his fears for girls’ lives, and calls for women to play a full role in reviving the Afghan economy. https://news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2022/08/1124632

UN health agency secures life-saving medical supplies to Afghanistan

30 Aug 2021

Lifesaving medical supplies reached Afghanistan by air on Monday, the first UN shipment to arrive since the Taliban takeover more than a week ago, as UN human rights experts called on the country's new rulers to live up to their promise to fully protect the rights of women and girls in the country.


Afghanistan: UN humanitarian chief calls for ‘rights…well-being’ of women

05 Sep 2021

Women in Afghanistan play a “critical role” in delivering aid, the UN Humanitarian told the leadership of the Taliban in Kabul on Sunday, calling on all parties to “ensure their rights, safety and well-being”.


Afghanistan: Guterres says women worker ban ‘unacceptable and puts lives in jeopardy’

02 May 2023

The UN chief has pledged that the Organization “will never be silent” when women and girls’ rights are under attack, as they are today in Afghanistan, and declared that the Taliban ban on Afghan women doing lifesaving humanitarian work is putting millions of lives in jeopardy there.