UN Urges Active Participation of Women in Afghan Peace Process

Tadamichi Yamamoto, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan said, United Nations believes that Afghan women should have a dynamic and effective presence in peace talks.

Mr. Yamamoto made this remark in meeting with representatives of civil society organizations in Kandahar city on Monday.

Yamamoto added that the people of Afghanistan, women and children in particular, have the right to live in peace, therefore in the context of peace talks, all Afghan people have a very heavy and important task and should be part of the peace talks.

The rights and achievements of women should never be dealt with, sustainable and lasting peace is not possible without the presence of women in the talks, as per UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative.

He stressed that the United Nations has a strong belief that all Afghan women and men should work together to end the war and achieve peace in the country, the peace that will lead Afghanistan to security, peace and prosperity.

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