Resolution on Afghanistan

GENEVA COUNCIL - Making global markets work for all, 23-24 November 1998

The Council of the Socialist International, meeting in Geneva on 23-24 November 1998, strongly condemns the grave and numerous violations of human rights committed under the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.

It decides to set up a working group on Afghanistan to monitor developments in and around that country and to examine the possibilities of assisting in the efforts to restore internal peace and civil rule.

It fully supports the campaign launched by European Commissioner Emma Bonino on the plight of the women of Afghanistan. This campaign is intended to put the atrocious violation of women's human rights in Afghanistan on the public agenda so as to enlist public opinion in order to end this massive discrimination.