UN / AFGHANISTAN UNAMA UPDATE

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A UN spokesperson said that the UN mission in Afghanistan initiated an operational review period to conduct the necessary consultations, make required operational adjustments, and accelerate contingency planning for all possible outcomes. UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 11 APRIL 2023, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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1. Wide shot, United Nations Headquarters

11 APRIL 2023, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, journalists
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“An update from Afghanistan, you will have seen that our colleagues in Kabul issued a statement very early this morning saying that following the decision of the de facto authorities to ban Afghan women from working for the UN in Afghanistan, the mission there initiated an operational review period up to 5 May this year, to conduct the necessary consultations and make required operational adjustments and accelerate contingency planning for all possible outcomes.”
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5. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“UN national personnel – both women and men – have been instructed not to report to UN offices, with only limited and calibrated exceptions made for critical tasks, but they will be working from home and continue to be paid. The mission said any negative consequences of this crisis for the Afghan people will be the responsibility of the de facto authorities. Just to confirm that we will maintain principled and constructive engagement with all possible levels of the Taliban de facto authorities, as mandated by the Security Council.”
6. Wide shot, Dujarric at podium

STORYLINE:
A UN spokesperson said that the UN mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) initiated an operational review period to conduct the necessary consultations, make required operational adjustments, and accelerate contingency planning for all possible outcomes.

Briefing journalists today (11 Apr) in New York, the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, Stéphane Dujarric, said that in Afghanistan, UN national personnel – both women and men – have been instructed not to report to UN offices, with only limited and calibrated exceptions made for critical tasks, but they will be working from home and continue to be paid.

The mission said any negative consequences of this crisis for the Afghan people will be the responsibility of the de facto authorities.

Dujarric also confirmed, “We will maintain principled and constructive engagement with all possible levels of the Taliban de facto authorities, as mandated by the Security Council.”
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