UN claims Taliban not invited to Doha Afghanistan summit.

UN claims Taliban not invited to Doha Afghanistan summit.
Image: Reuters

A U.N. source confirmed on Friday that Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has not invited the Taliban administration to a meeting with special envoys from other countries in Doha next week.

According to United Nations spokesperson Stephane Dujarric, “The Secretary-General has not extended an invitation to the de facto authorities.”

After comments made by the United Nations deputy secretary-general caused concern and confusion last week, the UN had to reiterate that the meeting’s focus would not be on possible international recognition of the Taliban administration.

Dujarric, on the other hand, has said that the conference in Qatar on Monday and Tuesday would seek to renew “international engagement around common objectives for a sustainable way forward on…Afghanistan.”

According to Amina Mohammed, the UN’s second-in-command behind Antonio Guterres, the Doha meeting “could find those baby steps to put us back on the pathway to recognition.”

After 20 years of fighting, US-led soldiers left in August 2021, handing up power to the Taliban. In December, the 193-member United Nations General Assembly postponed a decision on whether to recognize the Afghan Taliban government and accept an ambassador from the organization.

On Thursday, the United Nations Security Council unanimously condemned the Taliban government’s prohibition on women working for the UN in Afghanistan. The council also urged the Taliban to “swiftly reverse” a crackdown on women’s and girls’ rights.

The Taliban maintains that its interpretation of Islamic law protects women’s rights. Taliban officials have said that the decision to allow female humanitarian workers is an “internal issue.”

 

About News Team

Hi, I'm Alex Perez, an experienced writer with a focus on lifestyle and culture news. From food and fashion to travel and entertainment, I love exploring the latest trends and sharing my insights with readers. I also have a strong interest in world news and business, and enjoy covering breaking stories and events.

Have a tip we should know? tips@rhd.news

Most Read

  1. News
    Pandora Papers Financial Leak Shows Us the Secrets of the World’s Rich and Powerful
    3 years ago
  2. Health
    US Supreme Court Rejects J & J TALC Cancer Case Appeal
    3 years ago
  3. Lifestyle
    9 Habits that Drain your Daily Focus and How to Avoid Them
    3 years ago
  4. BUSINESS
    Women’s Demand for Shapewear – the big Trends
    3 years ago
  5. BUSINESS
    Valentino Launches its Cosmetics Line
    3 years ago
  6. Health
    US Promises to Share 60 million Doses of AstraZeneca Vaccines
    3 years ago
  7. Health
    UK Offers Aid Amid Surging COVID-19 Cases in India
    3 years ago
  8. Sports
    Thousands of fans welcome Charlton funeral cortege at Old Trafford
    7 months ago
  9. News
    Brit left fighting for life after train derails in Argentinia
    7 months ago
  10. BUSINESS
    Dubai faces down airline rivals with $50 bln jet orders
    7 months ago
  11. Sunak
    UK’s Sunak brings back Cameron, sacks Braverman
    7 months ago
  12. Sports
    Man United’s Hojlund, Eriksen withdrawn from Denmark team duty
    7 months ago
  13. Health
    Autumn Sneezing Syndrome is on the rise… here’s what you can do
    7 months ago
  14. Canada
    Canada beat Italy to win Billie Jean King Cup for first time
    7 months ago

Follow @rushhourdaily: