CEMR's statement on the Afghanistan crisis

CEMR expresses solidarity with the people of Afghanistan

The Council of European Municipalities and Regions expresses its major concern regarding the situation in Afghanistan and wish to express solidarity with the people of Afghanistan.

Echoing the statement of Silvia Baraldi, CEMR spokesperson for Gender Equality, we call for the respect of human rights for all Afghan people and in particular for those whose lives and wellbeing are being jeopardised by the Taliban takeover.  

We support the UCLG statement for human rights to be preserved in Afghanistan, and we ask the international community to take all the necessary measures to protect those who are in need.