TitleStatement / by the President of the Security Council
Statement [on the item entitled "The situation in Afghanistan"] Statement made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 3869th meeting, 6 Apr. 1998, in connection with prior consultations held among Council members on the item entitled "The situation in Afghanistan" / President, Security Council
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Expresses grave concern at the continued Afghan war and the ethnic nature of the conflict; urges all parties to stop the fighting, to agree on a ceasefire and engage in a political dialogue; deplores the active political and military support from outside Afghanistan to the factions; expresses concern at the continuing discrimination against girls and women and other violations of human rights as well as international humanitarian law; supports the steps to launch investigations into alleged mass killings of prisoners of war and civilians; expresses concern at the sharp deterioration of the humanitarian situation in central and north Afghanistan and urges the Taliban to let the humanitarian agencies attend to the needs of the population.