UN Security Council to discuss Taliban ban on female aid workers

The United Nations Security Council is to meet behind closed doors next week to discuss the Taliban’s ban on women working for NGOs. The meeting has been requested by the United Arab Emirates and Japan for 13 Jan 2023, announced the UAE UN Mission in a tweet. 

The Taliban leadership’s ban on women working for NGOs has met global condemnation, and has resulted in major aid agencies suspend their operations in Afghanistan, plunging the country’s already dire humanitarian catastrophe into a deeper crisis. But the group has refused to reverse its decision, saying the ban was necessary to “protect our women’s dignity and honour.”

ٖٖٖThe suspension of aid deliveries has already had an impact on many in Afghanistan. And as the winter cold bites deeper, millions of aid dependent Afghans struggle to survive.