UN / AFGHANISTAN FEMALE WORKFORCE REAX

12-Sep-2022 00:01:23
The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) expresses "its mounting concern about de facto authorities’ actions against Afghan female employees of the United Nations. The Mission urges the de facto authorities to abide by their obligations to respect the privileges and immunities of the UN and all its staff, including their freedom of movement throughout the country," a UN Spokesperson said. UNIFEED
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DATELINE: 12 SEPTEMBER 2022, NEW YORK CITY / RECENT
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12 SEPTEMBER 2022, NEW YORK CITY

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3. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Our colleagues in the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan expresses their mounting concern about de facto authorities’ actions against Afghan female employees of the United Nations. The Mission urges the de facto authorities to abide by their obligations to respect the privileges and immunities of the UN and all its staff, including their freedom of movement throughout the country.
Our colleagues in the country said that there has been an emerging pattern of harassment of Afghan UN female staff by the de facto authorities, including an incident today in which three Afghan women working for the United Nations were singled out and temporarily detained for questioning by armed security agents of the de facto authorities. The UN calls for an immediate end to all such acts of intimidation and harassment targeting its Afghan female staff, calling on the de facto authorities to reiterate and enforce explicit guarantees for the safety and security of all UN personnel operating in Afghanistan in a manner consistent with Afghanistan’s obligations under international law. We urge the de facto authorities to ensure respect for international human rights obligations for all people in Afghanistan.”
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The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) expresses "its mounting concern about de facto authorities’ actions against Afghan female employees of the United Nations. The Mission urges the de facto authorities to abide by their obligations to respect the privileges and immunities of the UN and all its staff, including their freedom of movement throughout the country," a UN Spokesperson said.

Speaking to reporters today (12 Sep) in New York, UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said, “there has been an emerging pattern of harassment of Afghan UN female staff by the de facto authorities, including an incident today in which three Afghan women working for the United Nations were singled out and temporarily detained for questioning by armed security agents of the de facto authorities.”

The UN calls for “an immediate end to all such acts of intimidation and harassment targeting its Afghan female staff, calling on the de facto authorities to reiterate and enforce explicit guarantees for the safety and security of all UN personnel operating in Afghanistan in a manner consistent with Afghanistan’s obligations under international law,” Dujarric added.

The Spokesperson said, “we urge the de facto authorities to ensure respect for international human rights obligations for all people in Afghanistan.”
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