UN to hold meeting on Afghanistan later this month

KABUL (Agencies): Lana Nusseibeh, Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations, said that the UN is planning a meeting on the situation in Afghanistan on June 21.
“We have this month a regular meeting on the situation in Afghanistan scheduled for the 21st of June which will be informed by the Secretary General’s recent latest report on the situation,” she said. Speaking to reporters in New York, she said that the UN Security Council is going to keep focus on Afghanistan, in particular the position that the council expressed on women’s rights.
“We are going to keep our focus on Afghanistan. In particular, the position that the council expressed on women’s rights in Afghanistan was unequivocal,” Nusseibeh said.
Meanwhile, the Islamic Emirate said that custody of the Afghan seat in the UN should be given to the interim Afghan government. “This is the right of the people of Afghanistan, to have a seat in the UN, so that the people of Afghanistan can be represented there, and the Afghans can defend their rights,” Mujahid said.
“It is the responsibility of the interim government to take advantage of this part of the society in the workforce, I mean, the women,” said Suraya Paikan, a women’s rights activist. On May 2, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres hosted a meeting on Afghanistan in Doha.