LETTER TO UN SECRETARY-GENERAL ANTONIO GUTERRES IN VIEW OF THE 2020 AFGHANISTAN CONFERENCE – GENEVA
HE Mr. Antonio Guterres
United Nations Secretary-General
United Nations Secretariat
New York, NY 10017
23 November 2020
RE: Protecting the Fundamental Rights of Hazaras in the Peace Settlement with the Taliban
We, the undersigned diaspora Afghanistan civil society organisations, write this letter to draw your attention to the present and escalating threats to the rights and physical security of Shi’a Hazaras and other vulnerable minorities in Afghanistan. We request your office to urge participating states and organisations at the upcoming 2020 Afghanistan Conference in Geneva (henceforth the Geneva Conference) to place the protection and promotion of minority rights at the centre of UN peace efforts and development programs in Afghanistan.
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