UN Security Council to hold meeting on Afghanistan this month

The United Nations Security Council has announced an upcoming meeting focused on the situation in Afghanistan.

In a press conference on Thursday, Lana Nusseibeh, the UAE ambassador to the United Nations and the interim president of the Security Council, confirmed that the meeting is scheduled for June 21 and that Afghanistan will be at the top of the agenda for the meeting.

“We have this month a regular meeting on the situation in Afghanistan scheduled for 21 of June. UAE play its part both as a council member but also in terms of the presidency to ensure we keep our cohesion on that file,” Ms. Nusseibeh stated.

The interim head of the UN Security Council did not provide further details regarding the specific agenda of the meeting.

She also mentioned that Feridun Sinirlioğlu, the UN special coordinator for Afghanistan affairs, is expected to present a comprehensive assessment of the country’s current state to the Security Council in November.

“Ambassador Feridun is actually in New York this week and next, conducting bilateral meetings with missions, he has been in several capitals and we are really getting behind his work on that as well, “she said.

This development comes amid growing concerns over the Taliban’s imposition of restrictive measures, particularly targeting the rights of girls and women in Afghanistan.