India, one of the largest troop-contributing countries to UN peacekeeping missions, had gifted 2,00,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines for UN peacekeepers across all UN missions.
At the global conference, Guterres announced a USD 20 million allocation from the UN's Central Emergency Response Fund to support the humanitarian operation in Afghanistan.
China has committed to provide 200 million Yuan (about USD 31 million) aid comprising food, winter clothing and medicines to the war-torn country.
A severe drought that is jeopardising the upcoming harvest and the increased vulnerability of Afghans who have already faced decades of violence and deprivation make the aid evermore urgent.
The Taliban on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, unveiled a hardline interim government led by Mullah Mohammad Hasan Akhund, with key roles being shared by high-profile members of the insurgent group.
The U.N. chief also urged countries supplying arms and military equipment to the foreign fighters to stop violating the U.N. arms embargo.
The pledges include to grant an amnesty to former government workers in Afghanistan, show inclusiveness for women and allow girls to remain in school.
Global community must unite to ensure Afghan is never used as platform for terrorists again: Guterres
The Taliban swept into Kabul on Sunday after President Ashraf Ghani fled the country, bringing an end to a two-decade campaign in which the US and its allies had tried to transform Afghanistan.
India assumed the Presidency of the UN Security Council for the month on August 1 and wrapped up a hectic week with discussions on Afghanistan on August 6 amidst a deteriorating security situation.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said in a statement Tuesday that the Taliban must cease their military operations in cities.
The main UN compound in Herat was attacked by anti-government elements on Friday and at least one security guard was killed, according to UNAMA.
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said humanitarian needs are outpacing the ability of the United Nations and aid organisations to meet them, 'turbocharged by the COVID-19 pandemic.'
President of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly Volkan Bozkir announced that Guterres has been appointed by acclamation as the Secretary General of the United Nations for the second term.
The 15-nation Council held a closed meeting on Tuesday where it adopted the resolution recommending Guterres' name to the 193-member General Assembly for a second term as Secretary General.
Antonio Guterres, the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations, took oath of office on January 1, 2017 and his first term ends on December 31 this year.