Analysts see UN unable to build peace, protect rights in Afghanistan

KABUL (SW) – Analysts believe the UN has failed to play its due role in the war-ravaged Afghanistan in regard to peace building, stability and human rights.

Noorul Rahman Saqib, a political analyst, told Salam Watandar that no concrete decision has been taken by the United Nations to resolve conflict in Afghanistan. “On the other hand, the current government of Afghanistan does not have a clear foreign policy. These two cases have caused the citizens of Afghanistan to be in confusion.”

In addition to the non-recognition of the current government of Afghanistan by the United Nations, this organization has not yet made an effort to establish a government based on its standard criteria, and for the past one year, it has only been content to hold meetings and express concerns about Afghanistan on the world stage, he said.

Analysts consider the UN as failed in providing stability in Afghanistan.

Mazaher Raiszada, a senior researcher of regional strategic studies, told Salam Watandar that since the beginning of its activities, the UN has not been able to convince the powers of the world that political stability is in everyone’s interest.

The UN has been monitoring and evaluating the human rights and economic situation in Afghanistan for the past many years. Analysts consider these monitoring and evaluation important but they emphasized on its durability and practicality.

Tariq Farhadi, another analyst on political affairs, said the work of the United Nations, especially the work of Richard Bennett, is very important. “Because the situation for women and minorities in Afghanistan is becoming more worrying day by day”.

However, the caretaker government of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan is dissatisfied with the approach of the United Nations towards Afghanistan in the past few decades.

Yusuf Ahmadi, one of the deputy spokespersons of the Islamic Emirate, told Salam Watandar that the UN has failed to fulfill its responsibility in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan became a member of the United Nations a year after its establishment in 1946 but there is no representative of the current government of Afghanistan in this organization.