United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution on Afghanistan

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC), which is under the presidency of India for this month has adopted a resolution on Afghanistan.

The resolution was put forward by the US, the UK, France. It was adopted after 13 Council members voted in favour of the resolution. Whereas, permanent members Russia and China abstained from the voting.

The resolution requests the Taliban to honour their commitment to let people freely leave Afghanistan.

It stated that council expects the Taliban to allow a “safe, secure, and orderly departure from Afghanistan of Afghans and all foreign nationals.”

The resolution also demands that Afghan territory at no cost should be used to threaten or attack any other country or to shelter and train terrorists.

The resolution also calls for the strengthened efforts to provide humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan and calls on all parties to allow full, safe, and unhindered access for the United Nations.

The resolution also reaffirmed the importance of upholding human rights including those of women, children and minorities, and encourages all parties to seek an inclusive, negotiated political settlement with meaningful participation of women.

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