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UN asks Afghan employees to remain residence till Could after feminine employee ban

The United Nations‘ mission to Afghanistan has launched a overview of its operations and requested all Afghan employees to not come to work no less than till Could after the Taliban administration barred its ladies employees from working, it mentioned in a press release on Tuesday.
The United Nations mentioned final week that the Taliban, who swept to energy in 2021, had communicated that Afghan ladies wouldn’t be capable of work for the worldwide organisation. Taliban officers haven’t commented on the order.
“Via this ban, the Taliban de facto authorities search to pressure the United Nations into having to make an appalling selection between staying and delivering in assist of the Afghan individuals and standing by the norms and rules we’re duty-bound to uphold,” the UN mission (UNAMA) mentioned.
The UN has mentioned that implementing the order would put the worldwide organisation in breach of its constitution.
It has requested some 3,000 employees – women and men – to remain residence till Could 5 whereas it made ‘mandatory consultations’, made any required changes to its operations and accelerated contingency planning.
The restriction on feminine UN employees, coming within the wake of a ban on most feminine NGO employees in December, has prompted heavy worldwide criticism.
Some officers have flagged considerations donors could pull again on assist to Afghanistan’s humanitarian help programme, the biggest on this planet, and that implementing some programmes and reaching ladies within the conservative nation with out feminine employees wouldn’t be doable.
The Taliban have imposed a sequence of restrictions on ladies’s entry to work, training and public life. Taliban officers have mentioned they respect ladies’s rights in step with their strict interpretation of Islamic regulation.



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