Roza Otunbayeva, UN Special Representative and Head of UNAMA Office for Afghanistan, presented a report at the UN Security Council meeting about the situation in Afghanistan and the prohibition of women working in UN offices in Afghanistan.
In part of her statements, she called the Taliban government isolated, Pashtunism, and masculine.
She added that the Taliban have asked UNAMA to replace female employees with male employees. But we do not put our employees at risk, and therefore we ask them not to report to the office, and the United Nations aid mission, UNAMA, which she also heads, does not intend to replace female employees with male employees.
She said she had been clear with the all-male leadership about the obstacles their rulings and restrictions placed on women in public life, which include exclusion from education, bans from visiting parks and stadiums, and restrictions on playing roles in public life.
She said that while the Taliban insist on suppressing human rights for women and girls, it is impossible for their government to be recognised.
The head of UNAMA called on the ambassadors and the international community to do more to ensure the stability of Afghanistan’s economic future, especially in view of the projected decrease in the humanitarian budget this year.