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UN Secretary General Guterres: The Taliban are not keeping their promises to women


Speaking to reporters at the UN Headquarters, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan is growing and affecting about 18 million people, half of the population.

Guterres pointed out that after the Taliban took control of the country, the country’s assets were frozen and the development aid stopped, “the economy has come to the point of collapse”, “We need to find ways to breathe again into the economy.” said.

“Liquidity should be provided to the economy to prevent collapse”

Guterres stated that this can be done without violating international laws or compromising principles, and called for the economy to be provided with liquidity to prevent collapse.

“I am particularly concerned that the Taliban are not keeping their promises to Afghan women and girls.” “I call on the Taliban to fulfill their obligations under international human rights and humanitarian law and to keep their promises to women and girls,” Guterres said. used his statements.

Emphasizing that 80 percent of the Afghan economy is informal and women have a dominant role in the economy, Guterres said, “Without women, it is not possible to recover the Afghan economy and society.” he said.

“If we don’t help Afghanistan, the whole world will pay the price”

“If we don’t act immediately to help Afghans, not just them but the whole world will pay a heavy price. Without food, jobs and rights, we will see more Afghans flee the country for a better life. Drugs, crime and terrorists,” said Secretary General Guterres. networks will probably increase as well. This will negatively affect not only Afghanistan but also the region and the rest of the world.” made its assessment.

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