UN seeks to "embed" human rights in Afghanistan

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UNAMA Human Rights Director Georgette Gagnon addressing a news conference in the Afghan capital of Kabul. Photo: UNAMA/Fardin Waezi

Human rights issues need to be embedded in Afghanistan as a central part of the country's political and social culture.

That's according to a senior UN official in the country.

Afghanistan has experienced years of instability, most recently caused by the ongoing threat of violence by the outlawed Taliban movement.

The issue of high civilian deaths continues to be a major human rights concern, but progress has been made following successful talks with the Taliban.

Andre-Michel Essoungou has been talking to Georgette Gagnon, the Director of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan’s (UNAMA) Human Rights Unit.

Duration: 4'32"

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