Following a meeting to examine events in Afghanistan, the United Nations Security Council urged for the establishment of a new Afghan government via discussions marked by unity, inclusivity, and women’s inclusion.
In a statement, it urged all parties in Afghanistan to enable humanitarian supplies to enter the country safely and unhindered.
The 15-member council also demanded a stop to all human rights abuses in Afghanistan, as well as an immediate halt to all hostilities.
Antonio Guterres, the UN Secretary-General, has urged the international community to work together to resolve the crisis in Afghanistan.
“I urge on all parties in Afghanistan to enable humanitarian supplies to be delivered, and I call on the Taliban to protect human rights, diplomats, and diplomatic installations,” he said in his presentation to the Security Council.
He also emphasized the need of continuing to help Afghans, saying, “We have allegations of human rights violations in Afghanistan,” and that “we must guarantee that Afghanistan does not become a haven for terrorist groups again.”
To preserve lives, Guterres also urged the Taliban to exhibit the greatest caution. He urged other countries to embrace Afghan refugees and to help them.
Ghulam Izakzai, Afghanistan’s UN envoy, advocated for not acknowledging the Taliban’s rule, stating that his nation faced an uncertain fate.
He added in his address, “A civil war is something I’m scared about. The Taliban are currently pillaging Kabul, and the local people are terrified.”
It is noteworthy that within ten days, the Taliban managed to control almost the entire Afghan area and took control of the presidential palace in Kabul after President Ashraf Ghani fled, saying that he preferred to avoid bloodshed.
The movement launched a large-scale attack in May, with the start of the complete withdrawal of foreign forces, especially American forces, from the country, two decades after its removal from power by a coalition led by the United States following the attacks of September 11, 2001.