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Open letter to United Nations

We support the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres’ call for the UN Security Council to: “stand as one, and ensure that human rights are upheld, humanitarian aid continues” in Afghanistan.

In view of the current and unfolding situation in Afghanistan, we with like-minded international organisations, advocate that the UN Security Council urgently send representatives for an UN stabilization force to maintain safety and establish an open border for humanitarian aid personnel and social workers to be allowed to enter and leave the country at will, so as to facilitate relief work and safe passage for the workers. 

We would like to support the United Nations along with other agencies for urgent relief and crisis recovery in the time of transition.

You may contact the following for any follow-up action on this matter:
 
Professor TAN Ngoh Tiong, Chair, Global Institute of Social Work (GISW); http://www.thegisw.org; President, Connexions International (CXI). International Association of Schools of Social Work’s Main Representative to UN Bangkok, Email: chair@thegisw.org
and: 
Professor Johnston HUANG, Non-Executive Director, Social Work Across Borders (SWAB), http://www.swab.org.hk, Email: johnstonhuang@uic.edu.hk

Cc: Sec Gen UN Antonio Guterres; Head UNAMA Deborah Lyons, United Nations Secretariat


Dated:18 August, 2021
 

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GISW, SWAB, with like-minded international organizations including International Association of Schools of Social Work, Connexions International, and others supports: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres’ call for the UN Security Council to: “stand as one, and ensure that human rights are upheld, humanitarian aid continues” in Afghanistan.

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