UN Chief says nothing can justify keeping girls out of school

UN chief: Female staff are essential to carry out our work

The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, has once again highlighted the crucial role of the female UN staff in carrying out the work of the organization, including delivering life-saving aid to the people.

 “Female UN staff members are essential to carry out our work, including the delivery of life-saving aid.” UN chief tweeted on Sunday. “The voices of women & girls remain underrepresented in humanitarian decision-making. But when they are included, the outcomes are stronger for all,” he added.

Earlier this week, the UN officially confirmed that it had asked its employees in Afghanistan to not come to work after the Taliban notified its officials that women are not allowed to work with the organization in the country.

The Taliban decision of prohibiting women to work with the UN offices has garnered widespread condemnation by the UN agencies, European Union, the United States and human rights organizations and many more countries. No reaction, however, has been able to encourage the group reverse its decision.