Afghan Permanent Mission to Geneva Seeks Extension of UN Human Rights Council Membership

Tuesday, 10/11/2022

The Permanent Mission of Afghanistan to Geneva urged the member states of the United Nations Human Rights Council to extend the country’s membership in the council.

The mission stated, “It is vital to maintain Afghanistan's seat in the UN Human Rights Council."

The Afghan Permanent mission emphasised that voting to extend Afghanistan's membership in the UN Human Rights Council will be an important step in responding to the dire situation of human rights in the country.

The mission has pledged to continue to support and defend the human rights of Afghan citizens and its efforts to bring peace and stability to the country.

The mission also called on member states to stand against the “gender apartheid in Afghanistan” and support “the rights of women and girls" as part of its commitments.

One of the Afghan Permanent Mission’s obligations is to provide information and evidence about human rights violations and international crimes in the absence of domestic human rights mechanisms.

The member states of the United Nations Human Rights Council are supposed to vote for the extension of Afghanistan's membership in this council for the period of 2023-2025.

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