SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 27 October 2021, Wednesday |

UN chief Guterres slams ‘broken’ Taliban promise made to women, girls

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday slammed the Taliban’s “broken” pledges to Afghan women and girls, and urged the world to pump cash into Afghanistan in order to prevent its economic collapse.

“I am particularly alarmed to see promises made to Afghan women and girls by the Taliban being broken,” he told reporters.

“I strongly appeal to the Taliban to keep their promises to women and girls and fulfill their obligations under international human rights and humanitarian law.”