To invest in people, prioritize education

Statement

To invest in people, prioritize education

The International Day of Education is dedicated to girls and women In Afghanistan. UNESCO is calling for the immediate lifting of the ban restricting their access to education. The main message of this day to the World is: “to invest in people, prioritize education”.  

 FAROE appreciates dedication of this day to Afghan women and girls. As this shows that United Nations have not forgotten Afghan girls and women, deprived from the right to education and work, by the current Afghan authorities. As we write this words, a United Nations high delegation which included deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed, the Executive Director of UN WomenSima Bahous, and the Assistant Secretary-General for UN political, peace-building and peace operations, Khaled Khiari, ended a 4 day fact finding mission in Afghanistan aimed “to engage with Taliban leaders, and underscore UN solidarity with the Afghan people”. The UN deputy chief have conveyed a direct message to Afghan Taliban leadership, calling them to “put the good of the country first and end confining women and girls in their homes and violates their basic human rights”.

These are serious effort by the UN, we hope this diplomatic pressure will continue until the Taliban leaders change their minds.

Mrs. Mohammad said: “Our collective ambition is for a prosperous Afghanistan that is at peace with itself and its neighbors, and on a path to sustainable development. But right now, Afghanistan is isolating itself, in the midst of a terrible humanitarian crisis and one of the most vulnerable nations on earth to climate change,” she added. “We must do everything we can to bridge this gap.” 

FAROE Committee for external Relations

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