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UN Resolution 2615(2021) a Roadmap to Peace and Reconstruction.

© UNICEF/Sayed Bidel Families in Afghanistan do not have the money they need, while prices for key commodities continue to rise.
  After a  warning  from the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator  that Afghanistan’s economy is in “free fall” and that if decisive and compassionate action is not taken immediately, it may “pull the entire population with it”.
   Member States alarm by the levels of need and suffering and the eminent collapse of the country, after the chaotic US withdrawal; the UN Security Council on 12/22/21 unanimously adopted a US-proposed resolution 2615 (2021), with the support of India, Russia, China, that facilitates humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, while keeping funds out of Taliban hands.  A move welcomed by the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator as a “milestone” decision that will save lives.
   This resolution could be “milestone” if the UN members Nations learn the lesson of Afghanistan and use it as a roadmap to resolve conflict in the region so member states can move  forward on what they have been warned and agreed also needs collected urgent action, Climate Change.
     The obvious  lesson for nations to learn is war that does solve anything it only prolongs and makes the situation worse. Afghanistan is one of 39 current on going male lead tribal/civil/nation armed conflict/war that have kill thousands, causing mass migration, ruining economies, costing trillions in borrowed money for taxes payers and in the end it accomplished nothing.  The war in Afghanistan  did not end terrorism, make the world a safer place or make sure girls can go to school in  a stable democracy. Instead it put Afghanistan on the verge of collapse, like many other countries at war and it citizen enduring unnecessary  suffering with no hope of a better future for their families.
     The roadmap is a recent UN Development Programme (UNDP)  report, published on 23 November 2021, on Yemen sends a hopeful message that all is not lost, recovery is possible if the conflict ends now.
    The report reveals how securing peace by January 2022, coupled with an inclusive and holistic recovery process, can help to reverse deep trends of impoverishment. Malnutrition could be halved by 2025 and Yemen could reaching middle-income status by 2050.  The report states investment must be focused on areas such as agriculture, inclusive governance, and women’s empowerment.
    These focused investment and empowerment could apply to Afghanistan as well and by 2050 have a country that has been developed to fight climate change and ensures no one is left behind.
   Afghanistan as a roadmap is member states working together with a common goal and plan to help people reconstruct their lives and country sustainably by 2050. Acting together they can break the deadlock in Yemen in a way  that leads to peace and green inclusive investment throughout the region. It is time for  collective member action. Simply collective decisions taken now, could lead to fast action and would reduce hardships and bring hope to all people in the region.
   The UN is ready and trying to help, now member states and their citizens have the responsibility to act. Afghanistan provide an opportunity to act urgency and with a collective will to transform the world to sustainable and inclusive by 2050.

 

 

 

 

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