Hi everyone! Here at EagleMUNC, we cannot wait for the conference in two days! We have worked hard on it all year and hope that you all have a great time. In preparation for the upcoming dilemmas posed at the conference, this post will discuss how the country of Afghanistan recently defined its plans to achieve domestic peace.
At the Kabul Process II conference, the Afghan government reiterated its desire to hold "unconditional peace talks" with a main force of domestic violence, the Taliban. UNAMA, or the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, welcomed the move by Afghan leaders to bring peace by instigating dialogue, lifting sanctions, and releasing prisoners.
Last year alone, more than 10,000 civilians were killed or injured in the Afghanistan conflict. Many of these casualties were caused by suicide bombings and explosive devices. Around two-thirds of these casualties were caused by anti-government groups like the Taliban, which was responsible for a whole 42% of the casualties alone. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein says that Afghan civilians are killed while "going about their daily lives," as they travel on a bus or pray in a mosque.
Therefore, considering the amount of civilian casualties attributed to the group, negotiations between the Taliban and the Afghan government, if successful, could have a monumental impact on bringing peace to the divided nation. Hopefully, by choosing to use dialogue instead of violence, the government can avoid causing more casualties and set an example for the rest of the world.