Reuters: The Taliban’s stance on women’s rights should concern the world, one of Afghanistan’s top female diplomats has warned, as the government holds power-sharing talks with the Islamist group that once banned girls from going to school. Click here to read more (external link).
Al Jazeera: Afghanistan has secured a seat at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) for the first time in its history, the South Asian country’s Permanent Mission to the UN announced on Tuesday. Afghanistan’s representative to the UN, Adela Raz, said winning the seat was of “critical importance”. Click here to
Tolo News: President Ashraf Ghani appointed Deputy Foreign Minister Adela Raz as Afghanistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, replacing Ambassador Mahmoud Saikal. Raz has studied law, diplomacy and economic development in the United States and has experience working in a number of government institutions. Click here to read more (external link).
Khaama Press: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has appointed Adela Raz as the new Deputy Foreign Minister for economic affairs, the Administrative Office of the President said. Adela Raz was serving as deputy spokesman to the former Afghan President Hamid Karzai and her appointment as deputy foreign minister for economic affairs has been widely welcomed. Click here to