New York, 12 April 2023 (TDI): The United Nations has reiterated its condemnation of a decision by de facto Afghan Taliban authorities to ban Afghan women to work for the UN mission tweeted the organization.

According to a press release by UN News the organization has been “forced to make appalling choice between staying and delivering for Afghan people and standing by norms and principles” after the imposition of the ban.

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The organization has launched a review in Afghanistan and has instructed the national staff to stay at home apart from the exception that includes critical tasks , according to a statement issued by the office of the organization in Afghanistan.

The UN described the move as against the International law and the UN Charter.

Any negative consequences of the ban on the people of Afghanistan will be the responsibility of the Taliban authorities, the press release stated.


The ban on women to work for the UN mission is the latest among the series of discriminatory measures by the Taliban, restricting the participation of women in the public sphere.

These measures  include the ban imposed by the Taliban on the university education of the women in the country. the announcement of the ban led to widespread condemnation of the regime by the International community.

UN Chief Antonio Guterres condemned the ban and called on the Taliban to uplift the restrictions placed on the education of women in the country. He further stated that the nations should end all discriminatory laws that hinder education.

The International community has linked the demand for recognition by the Taliban with several conditions and undertakings, among them being rights of women especially the right to education of women.

The International community is concerned about the situation of women rights in Afghanistan since the Taliban took over the country in 2021.