The Taliban 's request to speak at the U.N. General Assembly shows the world body's continued power and relevance. The U.N. can use potential recognition as leverage to exact assurances from the Taliban on human rights and girls’ access to education.
It's been little more than a month since Kalashnikov-toting Taliban fighters in their signature heavy beards, hightop sneakers and shalwar kameezes descended on the Afghan capital and cemented their takeover.
to hold to their promises of renouncing terrorism and being inclusive.During the Taliban’s repressive time in power in the late 1990′s, only Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates recognized their legitimacy. During that era, the U.N. refused to recognize their government and gave Afghanistan’s seat to the previous, warlord-dominated government.
The group was then ousted from power in 2001 by a U.S.-led coalition after the 9/11 attacks for harboring al-Qaida.The United States, which withdrew all its forces from the country last month in a chaotic airlift that ended America’s “forever war,” says it is critical that the international community remains united in ensuring the Taliban meets a range of commitments before granting legitimacy or support beyond humanitarian aid.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said this is the message he delivered to the U.N. Security Council and others on the sidelines of the General Assembly this week.The U.S. has “significant leverage when it comes to the Taliban,” State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters Friday. “But we have all the more leverage when we work in coordination and in harmony with our allies and partners around the globe,” he added. headtopics.com
Medhora, of the Center for International Governance Innovation, said the U.N. has levers it can use through its various agencies, such as UNICEF, which focuses on children, UNHCR, which assists refugees, and the World Food Program, all “where the actual work of the U.N. gets done.” This is another area where the United States has major sway as the the largest donor to the United Nations, contributing nearly one-fifth of funding for the body’s collective budget in 2019, according to the Council on Foreign Relations.
In multiple U.N. speeches this past week, a number of world leaders mentioned Afghanistan, including U.S. President Joe Biden and Afghanistan’s neighbors, such as Pakistan, Iran and Uzbekistan.Enayat Najafizada, who runs an independent think tank in Kabul that monitors security issues in Afghanistan’s provinces, said the U.N. should also facilitate negotiations between Afghan groups and bring the various countries with a history of meddling in the nation on board for the sake of regional security.
“Without forming an inclusive government, the country will move to a civil war,” said Najafizada, founder of The Institute of War and Peace Studies.Although what comes next for Afghanistan is far from certain, it is clear the Taliban do not want to be seen as global pariahs, said Kamal Alam, nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council.
“They want a seat at the U.N. They want to go to Davos. They like the private jet lifestyle,” he said, referring to the group’s political elite who reside in exile in Qatar.“But that’s only the political leaders. The foot soldiers on the ground, there’s no such thing as ‘the new Taliban’,” he said. “There is no new Taliban. Everything they’re doing is a tactic to get recognition as well as not be isolated.” headtopics.com
___AP journalists Matthew Lee and Kathy Gannon contributed to this report. Dubai-based AP correspondent Aya Batrawy has covered the U.N. General Assembly since 2019. Follow her on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ayaelb Read more: The Associated Press »
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And it's a cold day in hell. 'The U.N. can...use this as crucial leverage to exact assurances on human rights...and political concessions. This is where the power — and relevance, even — of the 76-year-old world body still holds.'--Yeah, right. The same way it does with N.Korea, China, Russia....🙄Get real!
The same playbook. Expoiting the platform for alternative agenda to shift democracy. Why does the world expect everything to go right so quickly. Come on give Taliban time to adjust and settle down, as they have just taken on responsibility to represent afghan ppl. So please have patience. They will fulfil their commitments as promises. Let be wise n wait for now
They should not be meeting with terrorist that are still killing people hanging them from cranes I want a disgrace that the Democrats want to give them any notoriety Biden loves the Taliban Even considering giving recognition to a band of terrorists who hang bodies in town squares, is lunacy mikelayestaran 'The U.N. can use potential recognition as leverage to exact assurances from the Taliban on human rights and girls’ access to education.' And then the talibans will do as they always do, say one thing, do another very different one. It looks like we will never learn.
bahahahahahhaha, y'all are so naive Islam is the best way to human rights Dont worry there will be no war at afghanistan We will bring peace and stability to our country whether this fake UN accept us as official government or not We love and respect our women and daughters, We know how to how to live
Power and relevance? Is this The Onion? Israel laughs at the UN on a regular basis. Has the UN done anything? Yes the UN is just full of power and relevance, that’s why all those resolutions against the US embargo on Cuba has successfully lifted them for the 29th consecutive year
Witness: Taliban hang dead body in Afghan city's main squareKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban hanged a dead body from a crane in the main square of Herat city in western Afghanistan , a witness said Saturday, in a gruesome display that signaled a return to some of the Taliban 's methods of the past. Also what happened to Saddam Shocker 😐 Prolly wasn’t wearing a mask in public. deservedit Am I right, Australia ?! AustraliaHasFallen
A monkey in a tuxedo is still a monkey. There is nothing the un can do or say that will make the change the 9 billion should be given DIRECTLY to the afghan people. bypass the taliban pretend they don't exist SEAL THE BORDER WITH PAKISTAN Public crane hanging of a journalist. Time to start target aquisition for NATO after Biden quit and ran home
They already murdering people it’s too late you cannot recognise them now Gender equality are first Great iron lady I again request to all Please Education is a part of healthy mind And Education is a fundamentel rights, but Education in any discipline any method must for all We hope for devlopment for justice Please allowed all for Education Please, Because Education grow mental abilty
Says America as they fight to reduce women's rights. Give me a break.
To protect Afghan girls, UN panel urges conditions on aidAid to Afghanistan should be made conditional to ensure the protection of women’s rights and access to education under the rule of the Taliban government, a panel of high-level speakers said at the United Nations . I’m Big Pimp Leadah In ZYE BlaKKK ZYE White Unity potus SecretService usairforce usarmy FBI NewYorkFBI FBIPhiladelphia FBIWFO FBIWFO FBILosAngeles September 17 2021 Friday Kabul Afghanistan We don't have equal omans rights here in the United States of America.This whole bullshit conversation about woman's rights in another Countries Culture is unnecessary babysitting.
UN panel urges conditional aid to protect Afghanistan's womenAid to Afghanistan can be made conditional to Taliban allowing education for all girls and women, says panel of high-level speakers at United Nations UNGA Sounds like a recipe for conditional starvation no doubt this bullshìt is from Samantha Barr Blackmailing, why not they put condition to Israeli, they. Paid them to kill innocent Palestinian , why not they sanction India where every day a Muslim being killed by indianStateTerrorism , IndianTerroristArmy kill innocent Kashmiris why not the put sanction of them Woman are safer than men but the systematic hallo bollo in public domain about their presence makes situations worse world wide
It's almost certain Afghanistan's Taliban won't speak at UNIt’s almost certain that Afghanistan ’s Taliban rulers won't get to speak at this year's U.N. General Assembly meeting of world leaders. The Taliban challenged the credentials of the ambassador from Afghanistan ’s former government, which they ousted on Aug. 15, and asked to represent the country at the assembly’s high-level General Debate. It began Tuesday and ends Monday, with Afghanistan ’s representative as the final speaker.
US, Pakistan face each other again on Afghanistan threatsThe Taliban 's takeover of Kabul has deepened the mutual distrust between the U.S. and Pakistan, putative allies who have tangled over Afghanistan . But both sides still need each other as the U.S. looks for new ways to stop terrorist threats in Afghanistan . So should people assume Americans were clueless as to who would gain power once Ghani govt was out, which was predicted to have happened in maximum 6 months, 20 years war facilitated Taliban takeover, not Pakistan. Where is the strong condemnation from the UN? antonioguterres Of the 466 aid trucks that went into Tigray since July 12, only 38 returned, says UN Ethiopia! Where are the trucks? TPLFSURRENDERNOW MISGUIDEDUSAPOLICY HandsoffEthiopia UnityforEthiopia
Taliban put alleged kidnappers' bodies on displayThe Taliban in Afghanistan have put on public display the bodies of four men who were killed after they allegedly carried out a kidnapping in the western city of Herat. Okay, let’s get one thing straight…the Taliban is going to do all kinds of outrageous horrific acts…they are a 16th century culture living in the 21st century…unless some nation wants to try again to change that (Russia, USA), let’s not report every detail…every day or month. No photo of course, just allegations... anyway if that's true it's a way to ensure the safety of the population