More than 10 million Afghans suffers from acute food insecurity, says UN

As a launching ceremony of the Group of Friends of Women in Afghanistan in New York on 18 Nov, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has said that women’s inclusion is critical to sustainable peace and development in Afghanistan, while stressing that the UN is committed to supporting the people and government of Afghanistan in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Secretary –General also said that the international community shares these goals and must provide concrete and timely support.

The Afghan Mission to the UN has formed a Group of Friends, comprised of women representatives to the UN and senior UN officials. The group will highlight the importance of protecting women’s right and role that women can play across the society and government, including in peace efforts.

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