Renewed UN Efforts on Afghanistan to Start After Doha2 Meetings

Feb. 19, 2024

By Omar Samad

It’s no longer so easy being the Secretary General of the UN these days, but @antonioguterres deserves credit for his farsightedness+evenhanded approach at a time when wisdom/leadership are lacking. On the #Afghan dossier: His personal touch is important. His teams on AFG need to draw lessons from this particular round… new emerging realities, dwindling opportunities & growing challenges paused by polarized players driven by competing agendas.

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Afghanistan: Facing Old Challenges and Needing New Perspectives

12 November, 2023 - 15:12

Omar SAMAD

While the world is distracted by other global priorities, notably the tragedy unfolding in the Middle East and the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, Afghanistan – ruled by a de facto government - is facing multiple challenges mixed with fewer opportunities and potential solutions at a critical juncture.

In spite of the reduced attention, some off-radar diplomatic initiatives are being pursued by the UN, major donors and regional countries to address outstanding issues and disputes that arose after the Taliban seized power 27 months ago on the heels of the US/NATO military withdrawal. The country is widely peaceful now after 45 years of turmoil, but the new leadership has also imposed gender employment curbs and fundamental rights restrictions in the public education sector.

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فراخبر - تعامل با امارت اسلامی؛ آیا جهان از شرط‌هایش می‌گذرد؟


ائتلافی از احزاب سیاسی افغانستان، موسوم به شورای مقاومت ملی برای نجات افغانستان، از مردم خواسته که مبارزه‌ای همه‌جانبه و سراسری را علیه طالبان آغاز کنند. نظر عمر صمد سفیر پیشین افغانستان در فرانسه و کانادا درباره بیانیه شورای مقاومت ملی برای نجات افغانستان:


سفر جان بس، سرپرست معاونت سیاسی وزارت خارجه ایالات متحده به قطر و پاکستان نشان دهنده این است که امریکا می خواهد با شرکای خود در منطقه در مورد وضعیت امنیتی افغانستان مشورت کند.


نماینده رئیس جمهوری ایران در امور افغانستان گفته که در هفته‌ پرمشغله‌ای با مقام‌های حکومت طالبان و جمعی از دیپلمات‌های مقیم کابل دیدارهایی داشته و آن‌ها از ابتکار کمیته تماس منطقه‌ای حرف می‌زدند. گفت‌وگو با عمر صمد، دیپلمات پیشین افغانستان:


FARAKHABAR – Islamic Emirate Relations With Region, West Discussed


Afghan Taliban, Pakistan, America & India: What Next in Regional Game? Moeed Pirzada Big Debate



تقابل بعد از حملات نظامی پاکستان بر قلمرو افغانستان. انگیزه‌ها، تحرکات و آجنداهای سیاسی / امنیتی در این تحلیل در برنامه‌ی رادیو آزادی

فراخبر - نتیجه نشست شورای امنیت در باره افغانستان چه خواهد بود؟

FARAKHABAR - Expectations from Doha Meeting, Kabul's Choice to Not Attend

د افغانستان سیمهییزې همکارۍ نوښت غونډه، پر سیاسي وضعیت به اغېز وکړي؟


د پاکستان او افغانستان ترمنځ د وروستیو ترېنګلو اړیکو لاملونه او اغیزې


در امواج آزادی


‏‏‏بررسی گزارش سازمان ملل؛ گفتگوی بین الافغانی و دولت فراگیر-افغانستان


در بحث هفته رادیو آزادی در مورد گزارش ملل متحد، گفتمان ملی و حکومت فراگیر


در برنامه زیر آسمان کبود رادیو آزادی به خبر و تحلیل گزارش مستقل ارزیابی ملل متحد در ارتباط با افغانستان بحث صورت میگیرد


AFGHAN NEWS BULLETIN RECAP


AFGHAN NEWS RECAP #240

*A Russian passenger plane from India to UZB reported crashed in Badakhshan region.

*Experts warn AFG facing serious drought & climate change disasters.

*Facing water shortage, Shah-wa-Aros Dam to supply Kabul.

*2 substations costing $70M being built to import 1000MW power.

*China may invest $500M in solar energy in AFG. *Iran names Afghan as suspect in Kerman bombings. *IE says political system internal affair in response to Russia FM demands.

*American family demands release of relative Ryan Corbett from AFG

*AFG-PAK clashes near Kunar.

*Pak: Good relations depend on UE actions.

*Germany funds education for refugee girls in PAK *Iran: 750K Afghans study in Iran.

*Mazar-Tehran flights start.

*Independent agency to regulate state-owned companies.

AFGHAN NEWS RECAP #239

*UNDP: 85% Afghans live on less than $1 per day.
*Suicide bomber killed, 3 injured in attack on Nimruz governor.
*IE at consultative gathering: main goal to end occupation. Open to resolve issues & not in favor of confrontation, open to engagement. Religious Scholars, elders ask for reopening of girls schools. UNAMA report on abductions criticized as unfounded.
*Iran plan calls for regional contact group.
*Denmark donates $6.2 million to AFG STFA.
*China grants $14M humanitarian aid to AFG.
*Malaysian International Institute for Muslim Unity ready to help AFG w/ education curriculum + Islamic banking.
*IE reiterates ‘one China’ policy.
*MoTI: India trade at $779M.
*Herat basin oil extraction to make AFG self reliant.
*110 projects launched in 9 months.
*Qosh Tapa Canal to be funded by coal revenue.
*PAK JUI-F: international community should recognize IE. PAK-AFG issues to be addressed through talks.
*40K refugees back from PAK in 2 weeks.
*Torkham crossing closed again.
*TURK FM:no promise to grant visas, residence permits to Afghan migrants.
*UK charge & Norway envoy in Kabul talks.
*US envoys testify in US Congress.
*US rep McCaul: AFG deteriorates every day under Biden “failed policies”. Calls for resistance to Taliban.