Thursday, September 23, 2021

UNHRC to hold Special Session next week on Afghanistan’s situation

United Nations Human Rights Council is to hold a Special Session next week on the situation in Afghanistan to address serious human rights concerns after the Taliban takeover, a United Nations statement said yesterday.

The Geneva Forum is set to convene on 24th of this month at the request of nearly 90 other countries supporting the move, it said. Convening a Special Session requires support from one-third of the Council’s 47 member states.

Backers so far include members Britain and France – but not China or Russia – while the United States was not among supporting countries with observer status, a provisional U.N. list showed.

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