“UN national personnel – women and men – have been instructed not to report to UN offices, with only limited and calibrated exceptions made for critical tasks,” in accordance to an announcement issued on Tuesday by its workplace in Afghanistan.
The ban is the newest in a collection of discriminatory measures that prohibit Afghan women and women from collaborating in most areas of public and every day life, carried out within the wake of the Taliban’s return to energy in August 2021.
‘An appalling choice’
The UN underlined its “unequivocal condemnation” of the transfer, saying it contravenes worldwide regulation, together with the UN Charter, the Organization’s founding doc.
“Through this ban, the Taliban de facto authorities seek to force the United Nations into having to make an appalling choice between staying and delivering in support of the Afghan people and standing by the norms and principles we are duty-bound to uphold,” the assertion stated.
“It should be clear that any negative consequences of this crisis for the Afghan people will be the responsibility of the de facto authorities.”
Operational evaluation underway
The assertion introduced that the UN Special Representative for Afghanistan, Roza Otunbayeva, who additionally heads its Mission within the nation, UNAMA, has initiated an operational evaluation interval up to 5 May.
“During this period, the UN in Afghanistan will conduct the necessary consultations, make required operational adjustments, and accelerate contingency planning for all possible outcomes,” it stated.
The UN stated it should “maintain principled and constructive engagement with all possible levels of the Taliban de facto authorities, as mandated by the United Nations Security Council.”
The Organization may even work to proceed lifesaving and time-critical humanitarian actions “during which we will assess the scope, parameters and consequences of the ban, and pause activities where impeded.”