UN resolution calls for end to violence in Afghanistan

A resolution in the United Nations General Assembly on the situation in Afghanistan has called all Afghan parties to reduce and end violence in the country while supporting an “Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process.”

Dec 11, 2020
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A resolution in the United Nations General Assembly on the situation in Afghanistan has called all Afghan parties to reduce and end violence in the country while supporting an “Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process.” 

The resolution, passed by a majority vote of 131 members, also reaffirmed its support to the sovereignty, territorial integrity, independence, and national unity of  Afghanistan, Tolonews reported. 

Member nations also expressed their “serious concern” over the prevailing security situation in Afghanistan saying there is an urgent need to tackle these challenges in the war-torn country. On the issue of the continued presence of al Qaeda and Daesh (ISIS) and other terrorist organizations, the resolution expressed deep concern. 
 
“The UN members respect Afghanistan’s multicultural, multi-ethnic, and historical heritage and welcome the efforts by Afghanistan in the framework of the Transformation Decade (2015–2024) to consolidate its sovereignty through strengthening a fully functioning, sustainable State in the service of its people, with the goal of becoming fully self-reliant,” says the resolution. 

The resolution also affirmed the long term partnerships between international institutions and the government of Afghanistan based on strategic consensus and mutual commitments. It also recalled the developments of various national and subnational institutions in Afghanistan and acknowledged continued reforms in various sectors, including the justice system in Afghanistan. 

Furthermore, member states expressed their commitment to continuing to support the training equipping, financing, and the development of the capacity of the Afghan National and Defence Security Forces.

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