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ISLAMABAD — The U.N. stated Wednesday it can’t settle for a Taliban resolution to bar Afghan feminine staffers from working on the company, calling it an “unparalleled” violation of girls’s rights.

The assertion got here a day after the U.N. stated it had been knowledgeable by Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban that Afghan ladies would now not be allowed to work for the world physique. That announcement got here after the U.N. mission within the nation expressed concern that its feminine staffers have been prevented from reporting to work in japanese Nangarhar province.

The Taliban resolution is “an unparalleled violation of girls’s rights, a flagrant breach of humanitarian ideas, and a breach of worldwide guidelines,” Wednesday’s assertion stated.

The Taliban haven’t commented publicly on the ban and haven’t launched a press release.

The U.N. assertion stated a number of U.N. nationwide feminine personnel have already skilled restrictions on their actions, together with harassment, intimidation and detention.

“The UN has subsequently instructed all nationwide employees – women and men – to not report back to the workplace till additional discover,” the assertion stated.

Regardless of preliminary guarantees of a extra average rule than throughout its earlier stint in energy, the Taliban have imposed harsh measures since taking up the nation in 2021 as U.S. and NATO forces have been pulling out of Afghanistan after 20 years of warfare.

Women are banned from schooling past sixth grade. Ladies are barred from working, finding out, touring and not using a male companion, and even going to parks. Ladies should additionally cowl themselves from head to toe.

Afghan ladies have been already barred from working at nationwide and worldwide non-governmental organizations, disrupting the supply of humanitarian help, however the ban didn’t beforehand cowl working for the U.N.

That modified this week. On Wednesday, the U.N. mission stated that in accordance with the Taliban order, no Afghan lady is permitted to work for the U.N. in Afghanistan, and that “this measure shall be actively enforced.”

The ban is illegal underneath worldwide legislation and can’t be accepted by the United Nations, the assertion stated.

The secretary-general’s particular consultant for Afghanistan, Roza Otunbayeva, is partaking Taliban authorities to convey the U.N.’s protest and to hunt a direct reversal of the order. The U.N. stated additionally it is partaking member states, the donor neighborhood and humanitarian companions.

“Within the historical past of the United Nations, no different regime has ever tried to ban ladies from working for the Group simply because they’re ladies,” stated Otunbayeva. “This resolution represents an assault in opposition to ladies, the elemental ideas of the U.N., and on worldwide legislation.”

The U.N. has about 3,900 employees in Afghanistan, together with roughly 3,300 Afghans and 600 worldwide personnel, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric stated. The whole additionally consists of 600 Afghan ladies and 200 ladies from different nations.

Otunbayeva is a former president and international minister of the Kyrgyz Republic. She was appointed by the secretary-general in coordination with the U.N. Safety Council. A U.N. spokesman stated Tuesday there’s been no Taliban motion concerning the U.N.’s senior management.

Taliban restrictions in Afghanistan, particularly the bans on schooling and NGO work, have drawn fierce worldwide condemnation. However the Taliban have proven no indicators of backing down, claiming the bans are short-term suspensions in place allegedly as a result of ladies weren’t carrying the Islamic headband, or hijab, appropriately and since gender segregation guidelines weren’t being adopted.

Related Press author Edith M. Lederer on the United Nations contributed to this report.

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ISLAMABAD — The U.N. stated Wednesday it can’t settle for a Taliban resolution to bar Afghan feminine staffers from working on the company, calling it an “unparalleled” violation of girls’s rights.

The assertion got here a day after the U.N. stated it had been knowledgeable by Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban that Afghan ladies would now not be allowed to work for the world physique. That announcement got here after the U.N. mission within the nation expressed concern that its feminine staffers have been prevented from reporting to work in japanese Nangarhar province.

The Taliban resolution is “an unparalleled violation of girls’s rights, a flagrant breach of humanitarian ideas, and a breach of worldwide guidelines,” Wednesday’s assertion stated.

The Taliban haven’t commented publicly on the ban and haven’t launched a press release.

The U.N. assertion stated a number of U.N. nationwide feminine personnel have already skilled restrictions on their actions, together with harassment, intimidation and detention.

“The UN has subsequently instructed all nationwide employees – women and men – to not report back to the workplace till additional discover,” the assertion stated.

Regardless of preliminary guarantees of a extra average rule than throughout its earlier stint in energy, the Taliban have imposed harsh measures since taking up the nation in 2021 as U.S. and NATO forces have been pulling out of Afghanistan after 20 years of warfare.

Women are banned from schooling past sixth grade. Ladies are barred from working, finding out, touring and not using a male companion, and even going to parks. Ladies should additionally cowl themselves from head to toe.

Afghan ladies have been already barred from working at nationwide and worldwide non-governmental organizations, disrupting the supply of humanitarian help, however the ban didn’t beforehand cowl working for the U.N.

That modified this week. On Wednesday, the U.N. mission stated that in accordance with the Taliban order, no Afghan lady is permitted to work for the U.N. in Afghanistan, and that “this measure shall be actively enforced.”

The ban is illegal underneath worldwide legislation and can’t be accepted by the United Nations, the assertion stated.

The secretary-general’s particular consultant for Afghanistan, Roza Otunbayeva, is partaking Taliban authorities to convey the U.N.’s protest and to hunt a direct reversal of the order. The U.N. stated additionally it is partaking member states, the donor neighborhood and humanitarian companions.

“Within the historical past of the United Nations, no different regime has ever tried to ban ladies from working for the Group simply because they’re ladies,” stated Otunbayeva. “This resolution represents an assault in opposition to ladies, the elemental ideas of the U.N., and on worldwide legislation.”

The U.N. has about 3,900 employees in Afghanistan, together with roughly 3,300 Afghans and 600 worldwide personnel, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric stated. The whole additionally consists of 600 Afghan ladies and 200 ladies from different nations.

Otunbayeva is a former president and international minister of the Kyrgyz Republic. She was appointed by the secretary-general in coordination with the U.N. Safety Council. A U.N. spokesman stated Tuesday there’s been no Taliban motion concerning the U.N.’s senior management.

Taliban restrictions in Afghanistan, particularly the bans on schooling and NGO work, have drawn fierce worldwide condemnation. However the Taliban have proven no indicators of backing down, claiming the bans are short-term suspensions in place allegedly as a result of ladies weren’t carrying the Islamic headband, or hijab, appropriately and since gender segregation guidelines weren’t being adopted.

Related Press author Edith M. Lederer on the United Nations contributed to this report.

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ISLAMABAD — The U.N. stated Wednesday it can’t settle for a Taliban resolution to bar Afghan feminine staffers from working on the company, calling it an “unparalleled” violation of girls’s rights.

The assertion got here a day after the U.N. stated it had been knowledgeable by Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban that Afghan ladies would now not be allowed to work for the world physique. That announcement got here after the U.N. mission within the nation expressed concern that its feminine staffers have been prevented from reporting to work in japanese Nangarhar province.

The Taliban resolution is “an unparalleled violation of girls’s rights, a flagrant breach of humanitarian ideas, and a breach of worldwide guidelines,” Wednesday’s assertion stated.

The Taliban haven’t commented publicly on the ban and haven’t launched a press release.

The U.N. assertion stated a number of U.N. nationwide feminine personnel have already skilled restrictions on their actions, together with harassment, intimidation and detention.

“The UN has subsequently instructed all nationwide employees – women and men – to not report back to the workplace till additional discover,” the assertion stated.

Regardless of preliminary guarantees of a extra average rule than throughout its earlier stint in energy, the Taliban have imposed harsh measures since taking up the nation in 2021 as U.S. and NATO forces have been pulling out of Afghanistan after 20 years of warfare.

Women are banned from schooling past sixth grade. Ladies are barred from working, finding out, touring and not using a male companion, and even going to parks. Ladies should additionally cowl themselves from head to toe.

Afghan ladies have been already barred from working at nationwide and worldwide non-governmental organizations, disrupting the supply of humanitarian help, however the ban didn’t beforehand cowl working for the U.N.

That modified this week. On Wednesday, the U.N. mission stated that in accordance with the Taliban order, no Afghan lady is permitted to work for the U.N. in Afghanistan, and that “this measure shall be actively enforced.”

The ban is illegal underneath worldwide legislation and can’t be accepted by the United Nations, the assertion stated.

The secretary-general’s particular consultant for Afghanistan, Roza Otunbayeva, is partaking Taliban authorities to convey the U.N.’s protest and to hunt a direct reversal of the order. The U.N. stated additionally it is partaking member states, the donor neighborhood and humanitarian companions.

“Within the historical past of the United Nations, no different regime has ever tried to ban ladies from working for the Group simply because they’re ladies,” stated Otunbayeva. “This resolution represents an assault in opposition to ladies, the elemental ideas of the U.N., and on worldwide legislation.”

The U.N. has about 3,900 employees in Afghanistan, together with roughly 3,300 Afghans and 600 worldwide personnel, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric stated. The whole additionally consists of 600 Afghan ladies and 200 ladies from different nations.

Otunbayeva is a former president and international minister of the Kyrgyz Republic. She was appointed by the secretary-general in coordination with the U.N. Safety Council. A U.N. spokesman stated Tuesday there’s been no Taliban motion concerning the U.N.’s senior management.

Taliban restrictions in Afghanistan, particularly the bans on schooling and NGO work, have drawn fierce worldwide condemnation. However the Taliban have proven no indicators of backing down, claiming the bans are short-term suspensions in place allegedly as a result of ladies weren’t carrying the Islamic headband, or hijab, appropriately and since gender segregation guidelines weren’t being adopted.

Related Press author Edith M. Lederer on the United Nations contributed to this report.

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ISLAMABAD — The U.N. stated Wednesday it can’t settle for a Taliban resolution to bar Afghan feminine staffers from working on the company, calling it an “unparalleled” violation of girls’s rights.

The assertion got here a day after the U.N. stated it had been knowledgeable by Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban that Afghan ladies would now not be allowed to work for the world physique. That announcement got here after the U.N. mission within the nation expressed concern that its feminine staffers have been prevented from reporting to work in japanese Nangarhar province.

The Taliban resolution is “an unparalleled violation of girls’s rights, a flagrant breach of humanitarian ideas, and a breach of worldwide guidelines,” Wednesday’s assertion stated.

The Taliban haven’t commented publicly on the ban and haven’t launched a press release.

The U.N. assertion stated a number of U.N. nationwide feminine personnel have already skilled restrictions on their actions, together with harassment, intimidation and detention.

“The UN has subsequently instructed all nationwide employees – women and men – to not report back to the workplace till additional discover,” the assertion stated.

Regardless of preliminary guarantees of a extra average rule than throughout its earlier stint in energy, the Taliban have imposed harsh measures since taking up the nation in 2021 as U.S. and NATO forces have been pulling out of Afghanistan after 20 years of warfare.

Women are banned from schooling past sixth grade. Ladies are barred from working, finding out, touring and not using a male companion, and even going to parks. Ladies should additionally cowl themselves from head to toe.

Afghan ladies have been already barred from working at nationwide and worldwide non-governmental organizations, disrupting the supply of humanitarian help, however the ban didn’t beforehand cowl working for the U.N.

That modified this week. On Wednesday, the U.N. mission stated that in accordance with the Taliban order, no Afghan lady is permitted to work for the U.N. in Afghanistan, and that “this measure shall be actively enforced.”

The ban is illegal underneath worldwide legislation and can’t be accepted by the United Nations, the assertion stated.

The secretary-general’s particular consultant for Afghanistan, Roza Otunbayeva, is partaking Taliban authorities to convey the U.N.’s protest and to hunt a direct reversal of the order. The U.N. stated additionally it is partaking member states, the donor neighborhood and humanitarian companions.

“Within the historical past of the United Nations, no different regime has ever tried to ban ladies from working for the Group simply because they’re ladies,” stated Otunbayeva. “This resolution represents an assault in opposition to ladies, the elemental ideas of the U.N., and on worldwide legislation.”

The U.N. has about 3,900 employees in Afghanistan, together with roughly 3,300 Afghans and 600 worldwide personnel, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric stated. The whole additionally consists of 600 Afghan ladies and 200 ladies from different nations.

Otunbayeva is a former president and international minister of the Kyrgyz Republic. She was appointed by the secretary-general in coordination with the U.N. Safety Council. A U.N. spokesman stated Tuesday there’s been no Taliban motion concerning the U.N.’s senior management.

Taliban restrictions in Afghanistan, particularly the bans on schooling and NGO work, have drawn fierce worldwide condemnation. However the Taliban have proven no indicators of backing down, claiming the bans are short-term suspensions in place allegedly as a result of ladies weren’t carrying the Islamic headband, or hijab, appropriately and since gender segregation guidelines weren’t being adopted.

Related Press author Edith M. Lederer on the United Nations contributed to this report.

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ISLAMABAD — The U.N. stated Wednesday it can’t settle for a Taliban resolution to bar Afghan feminine staffers from working on the company, calling it an “unparalleled” violation of girls’s rights.

The assertion got here a day after the U.N. stated it had been knowledgeable by Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban that Afghan ladies would now not be allowed to work for the world physique. That announcement got here after the U.N. mission within the nation expressed concern that its feminine staffers have been prevented from reporting to work in japanese Nangarhar province.

The Taliban resolution is “an unparalleled violation of girls’s rights, a flagrant breach of humanitarian ideas, and a breach of worldwide guidelines,” Wednesday’s assertion stated.

The Taliban haven’t commented publicly on the ban and haven’t launched a press release.

The U.N. assertion stated a number of U.N. nationwide feminine personnel have already skilled restrictions on their actions, together with harassment, intimidation and detention.

“The UN has subsequently instructed all nationwide employees – women and men – to not report back to the workplace till additional discover,” the assertion stated.

Regardless of preliminary guarantees of a extra average rule than throughout its earlier stint in energy, the Taliban have imposed harsh measures since taking up the nation in 2021 as U.S. and NATO forces have been pulling out of Afghanistan after 20 years of warfare.

Women are banned from schooling past sixth grade. Ladies are barred from working, finding out, touring and not using a male companion, and even going to parks. Ladies should additionally cowl themselves from head to toe.

Afghan ladies have been already barred from working at nationwide and worldwide non-governmental organizations, disrupting the supply of humanitarian help, however the ban didn’t beforehand cowl working for the U.N.

That modified this week. On Wednesday, the U.N. mission stated that in accordance with the Taliban order, no Afghan lady is permitted to work for the U.N. in Afghanistan, and that “this measure shall be actively enforced.”

The ban is illegal underneath worldwide legislation and can’t be accepted by the United Nations, the assertion stated.

The secretary-general’s particular consultant for Afghanistan, Roza Otunbayeva, is partaking Taliban authorities to convey the U.N.’s protest and to hunt a direct reversal of the order. The U.N. stated additionally it is partaking member states, the donor neighborhood and humanitarian companions.

“Within the historical past of the United Nations, no different regime has ever tried to ban ladies from working for the Group simply because they’re ladies,” stated Otunbayeva. “This resolution represents an assault in opposition to ladies, the elemental ideas of the U.N., and on worldwide legislation.”

The U.N. has about 3,900 employees in Afghanistan, together with roughly 3,300 Afghans and 600 worldwide personnel, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric stated. The whole additionally consists of 600 Afghan ladies and 200 ladies from different nations.

Otunbayeva is a former president and international minister of the Kyrgyz Republic. She was appointed by the secretary-general in coordination with the U.N. Safety Council. A U.N. spokesman stated Tuesday there’s been no Taliban motion concerning the U.N.’s senior management.

Taliban restrictions in Afghanistan, particularly the bans on schooling and NGO work, have drawn fierce worldwide condemnation. However the Taliban have proven no indicators of backing down, claiming the bans are short-term suspensions in place allegedly as a result of ladies weren’t carrying the Islamic headband, or hijab, appropriately and since gender segregation guidelines weren’t being adopted.

Related Press author Edith M. Lederer on the United Nations contributed to this report.

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ISLAMABAD — The U.N. stated Wednesday it can’t settle for a Taliban resolution to bar Afghan feminine staffers from working on the company, calling it an “unparalleled” violation of girls’s rights.

The assertion got here a day after the U.N. stated it had been knowledgeable by Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban that Afghan ladies would now not be allowed to work for the world physique. That announcement got here after the U.N. mission within the nation expressed concern that its feminine staffers have been prevented from reporting to work in japanese Nangarhar province.

The Taliban resolution is “an unparalleled violation of girls’s rights, a flagrant breach of humanitarian ideas, and a breach of worldwide guidelines,” Wednesday’s assertion stated.

The Taliban haven’t commented publicly on the ban and haven’t launched a press release.

The U.N. assertion stated a number of U.N. nationwide feminine personnel have already skilled restrictions on their actions, together with harassment, intimidation and detention.

“The UN has subsequently instructed all nationwide employees – women and men – to not report back to the workplace till additional discover,” the assertion stated.

Regardless of preliminary guarantees of a extra average rule than throughout its earlier stint in energy, the Taliban have imposed harsh measures since taking up the nation in 2021 as U.S. and NATO forces have been pulling out of Afghanistan after 20 years of warfare.

Women are banned from schooling past sixth grade. Ladies are barred from working, finding out, touring and not using a male companion, and even going to parks. Ladies should additionally cowl themselves from head to toe.

Afghan ladies have been already barred from working at nationwide and worldwide non-governmental organizations, disrupting the supply of humanitarian help, however the ban didn’t beforehand cowl working for the U.N.

That modified this week. On Wednesday, the U.N. mission stated that in accordance with the Taliban order, no Afghan lady is permitted to work for the U.N. in Afghanistan, and that “this measure shall be actively enforced.”

The ban is illegal underneath worldwide legislation and can’t be accepted by the United Nations, the assertion stated.

The secretary-general’s particular consultant for Afghanistan, Roza Otunbayeva, is partaking Taliban authorities to convey the U.N.’s protest and to hunt a direct reversal of the order. The U.N. stated additionally it is partaking member states, the donor neighborhood and humanitarian companions.

“Within the historical past of the United Nations, no different regime has ever tried to ban ladies from working for the Group simply because they’re ladies,” stated Otunbayeva. “This resolution represents an assault in opposition to ladies, the elemental ideas of the U.N., and on worldwide legislation.”

The U.N. has about 3,900 employees in Afghanistan, together with roughly 3,300 Afghans and 600 worldwide personnel, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric stated. The whole additionally consists of 600 Afghan ladies and 200 ladies from different nations.

Otunbayeva is a former president and international minister of the Kyrgyz Republic. She was appointed by the secretary-general in coordination with the U.N. Safety Council. A U.N. spokesman stated Tuesday there’s been no Taliban motion concerning the U.N.’s senior management.

Taliban restrictions in Afghanistan, particularly the bans on schooling and NGO work, have drawn fierce worldwide condemnation. However the Taliban have proven no indicators of backing down, claiming the bans are short-term suspensions in place allegedly as a result of ladies weren’t carrying the Islamic headband, or hijab, appropriately and since gender segregation guidelines weren’t being adopted.

Related Press author Edith M. Lederer on the United Nations contributed to this report.

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ISLAMABAD — The U.N. stated Wednesday it can’t settle for a Taliban resolution to bar Afghan feminine staffers from working on the company, calling it an “unparalleled” violation of girls’s rights.

The assertion got here a day after the U.N. stated it had been knowledgeable by Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban that Afghan ladies would now not be allowed to work for the world physique. That announcement got here after the U.N. mission within the nation expressed concern that its feminine staffers have been prevented from reporting to work in japanese Nangarhar province.

The Taliban resolution is “an unparalleled violation of girls’s rights, a flagrant breach of humanitarian ideas, and a breach of worldwide guidelines,” Wednesday’s assertion stated.

The Taliban haven’t commented publicly on the ban and haven’t launched a press release.

The U.N. assertion stated a number of U.N. nationwide feminine personnel have already skilled restrictions on their actions, together with harassment, intimidation and detention.

“The UN has subsequently instructed all nationwide employees – women and men – to not report back to the workplace till additional discover,” the assertion stated.

Regardless of preliminary guarantees of a extra average rule than throughout its earlier stint in energy, the Taliban have imposed harsh measures since taking up the nation in 2021 as U.S. and NATO forces have been pulling out of Afghanistan after 20 years of warfare.

Women are banned from schooling past sixth grade. Ladies are barred from working, finding out, touring and not using a male companion, and even going to parks. Ladies should additionally cowl themselves from head to toe.

Afghan ladies have been already barred from working at nationwide and worldwide non-governmental organizations, disrupting the supply of humanitarian help, however the ban didn’t beforehand cowl working for the U.N.

That modified this week. On Wednesday, the U.N. mission stated that in accordance with the Taliban order, no Afghan lady is permitted to work for the U.N. in Afghanistan, and that “this measure shall be actively enforced.”

The ban is illegal underneath worldwide legislation and can’t be accepted by the United Nations, the assertion stated.

The secretary-general’s particular consultant for Afghanistan, Roza Otunbayeva, is partaking Taliban authorities to convey the U.N.’s protest and to hunt a direct reversal of the order. The U.N. stated additionally it is partaking member states, the donor neighborhood and humanitarian companions.

“Within the historical past of the United Nations, no different regime has ever tried to ban ladies from working for the Group simply because they’re ladies,” stated Otunbayeva. “This resolution represents an assault in opposition to ladies, the elemental ideas of the U.N., and on worldwide legislation.”

The U.N. has about 3,900 employees in Afghanistan, together with roughly 3,300 Afghans and 600 worldwide personnel, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric stated. The whole additionally consists of 600 Afghan ladies and 200 ladies from different nations.

Otunbayeva is a former president and international minister of the Kyrgyz Republic. She was appointed by the secretary-general in coordination with the U.N. Safety Council. A U.N. spokesman stated Tuesday there’s been no Taliban motion concerning the U.N.’s senior management.

Taliban restrictions in Afghanistan, particularly the bans on schooling and NGO work, have drawn fierce worldwide condemnation. However the Taliban have proven no indicators of backing down, claiming the bans are short-term suspensions in place allegedly as a result of ladies weren’t carrying the Islamic headband, or hijab, appropriately and since gender segregation guidelines weren’t being adopted.

Related Press author Edith M. Lederer on the United Nations contributed to this report.

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ISLAMABAD — The U.N. stated Wednesday it can’t settle for a Taliban resolution to bar Afghan feminine staffers from working on the company, calling it an “unparalleled” violation of girls’s rights.

The assertion got here a day after the U.N. stated it had been knowledgeable by Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban that Afghan ladies would now not be allowed to work for the world physique. That announcement got here after the U.N. mission within the nation expressed concern that its feminine staffers have been prevented from reporting to work in japanese Nangarhar province.

The Taliban resolution is “an unparalleled violation of girls’s rights, a flagrant breach of humanitarian ideas, and a breach of worldwide guidelines,” Wednesday’s assertion stated.

The Taliban haven’t commented publicly on the ban and haven’t launched a press release.

The U.N. assertion stated a number of U.N. nationwide feminine personnel have already skilled restrictions on their actions, together with harassment, intimidation and detention.

“The UN has subsequently instructed all nationwide employees – women and men – to not report back to the workplace till additional discover,” the assertion stated.

Regardless of preliminary guarantees of a extra average rule than throughout its earlier stint in energy, the Taliban have imposed harsh measures since taking up the nation in 2021 as U.S. and NATO forces have been pulling out of Afghanistan after 20 years of warfare.

Women are banned from schooling past sixth grade. Ladies are barred from working, finding out, touring and not using a male companion, and even going to parks. Ladies should additionally cowl themselves from head to toe.

Afghan ladies have been already barred from working at nationwide and worldwide non-governmental organizations, disrupting the supply of humanitarian help, however the ban didn’t beforehand cowl working for the U.N.

That modified this week. On Wednesday, the U.N. mission stated that in accordance with the Taliban order, no Afghan lady is permitted to work for the U.N. in Afghanistan, and that “this measure shall be actively enforced.”

The ban is illegal underneath worldwide legislation and can’t be accepted by the United Nations, the assertion stated.

The secretary-general’s particular consultant for Afghanistan, Roza Otunbayeva, is partaking Taliban authorities to convey the U.N.’s protest and to hunt a direct reversal of the order. The U.N. stated additionally it is partaking member states, the donor neighborhood and humanitarian companions.

“Within the historical past of the United Nations, no different regime has ever tried to ban ladies from working for the Group simply because they’re ladies,” stated Otunbayeva. “This resolution represents an assault in opposition to ladies, the elemental ideas of the U.N., and on worldwide legislation.”

The U.N. has about 3,900 employees in Afghanistan, together with roughly 3,300 Afghans and 600 worldwide personnel, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric stated. The whole additionally consists of 600 Afghan ladies and 200 ladies from different nations.

Otunbayeva is a former president and international minister of the Kyrgyz Republic. She was appointed by the secretary-general in coordination with the U.N. Safety Council. A U.N. spokesman stated Tuesday there’s been no Taliban motion concerning the U.N.’s senior management.

Taliban restrictions in Afghanistan, particularly the bans on schooling and NGO work, have drawn fierce worldwide condemnation. However the Taliban have proven no indicators of backing down, claiming the bans are short-term suspensions in place allegedly as a result of ladies weren’t carrying the Islamic headband, or hijab, appropriately and since gender segregation guidelines weren’t being adopted.

Related Press author Edith M. Lederer on the United Nations contributed to this report.

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