In a statement on International Human Rights Day, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) called on the Islamic Emirate to support equal rights for all Afghans.
The UNAMA statement said that this year’s World Human Rights Day slogan focuses on “equality.” Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states: “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” The United Nations has called on the Islamic Emirate to uphold the equal rights of Afghans on this principle.
“The principles of equality and non-discrimination are crucial for everyone to enjoy their human rights,” said Debra Lines, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan. “We call on the Taliban to make this a daily reality in Afghanistan.”
The UN Office in Afghanistan has also called on the UAE to fulfill its obligations to protect the rights of all Afghans. According to UNAMA, the people of Afghanistan, especially women and girls, have faced restrictions and their rights since the fall of the previous government. The lack of education for girls and the absence of women for work are some of the issues mentioned by UNAMA.
“The United Nations continues to provide credible reports of killings, enforced disappearances and the use of violence against former members of the Afghan security forces, government and civil society, including protesters, media workers, human rights defenders and minorities,” UNAMA said in a statement. “In recent months, he is deeply concerned.”
UNAMA has called on the Islamic Emirate to investigate the matter, make its findings public, and prevent such crimes from being committed in the future.
The UN Office in Kabul also says that Afghanistan must fulfill its human rights obligations set out in international human rights treaties.
According to UNAMA, communities that protect human rights for all, especially vulnerable individuals such as religious groups and minorities, IDPs, and people with disabilities, are more resilient and better equipped to manage crises.
UNAMA also noted that the organization has taken note of the statements and commitments made by representatives of the Islamic Emirate on the protection of the human rights of all Afghans and is ready to engage in meaningful dialogue on the issue and hopes that these promises will be fulfilled.