You just can’t make this stuff up, folks. I don’t know who’s more inept at this point — the U.S. government or the United Nations (UN).
So apparently, the UN has a new job listing. The UN Women sector of the UN is looking for a “Partnership Specialist” to work in Kabul, Afghanistan in an effort to promote gender equality.
I don’t know if the UN has been paying attention to current events, but the Taliban — who is actively promoting the anti-women law system of Sharia — is basically in charge of Afghanistan now.
Here’s a little background on UN Women, according to the job listing on the UN’s website:
UN Women is dedicated to advancing gender equality and women's empowerment in Afghanistan. Staff and consultants of the Afghanistan Country Office (ACO) are expected to contribute to a professional working environment in which the strengthening of national capacities and human potential is prioritized. Respect for diversity and human dignity is required, as is the active pursuit of a collaborative and inclusive approach to both internal and external stakeholders, including colleagues and partners.
I’m sure the freakin’ Taliban will totally be open to the suggestions of the prospective UN “Partnership Specialist.”
Oh, and then there’s this.
At a Monday press conference, State Department Spokesperson Ned Price announced that the UN Security Council released a “joint statement” calling on Afghanistan to put in place a “new government that is united, inclusive and representative — including with the full, equal and meaningful participation of women.”
You didn’t see it, but I had to take a minute and calm down from laughing so hard.
According to the statement:
The members of the Security Council called for an immediate cessation of all hostilities and the establishment, through inclusive negotiations, of a new Government that is united, inclusive and representative — including with the full, equal and meaningful participation of women. They underlined that institutional continuity and adherence to Afghanistan’s international obligations, as well as the safety and security of all Afghan and international citizens, must be ensured.
The members of the Security Council called for an immediate end to the violence in Afghanistan, the restoration of security, civil and constitutional order, and urgent talks to resolve the current crisis of authority in the country and to arrive at a peaceful settlement through an Afghan-led, Afghan-owned process of national reconciliation. They underscored that a sustainable end to the conflict in Afghanistan can only be achieved through an inclusive, just, durable and realistic political settlement that upholds human rights, including for women, children and minorities. The members of the Security Council called on parties to adhere to international norms and standards on human rights and put an end to all abuses and violations in this regard.
For video of Price’s announcement, watch below:
H/T: Not the Bee