A United Nations conference was held to discuss how to deal with Afghanistan, where the Islamist Taliban is in power. Secretary-General Guterres expressed his intention to proceed with discussions toward the appointment of a UN special envoy to improve the situation in which women's rights are being restricted.

In Afghanistan, since the Taliban returned to power in 2021, restrictions on women's rights have become stronger, with women still being limited to attending elementary school, which has been criticized by the international community.

Against this backdrop, the United Nations held a two-day conference in Doha, the capital of Qatar, over the course of the 19th to discuss the response to Afghanistan.

Representatives from more than 20 countries including Europe, America and Japan attended, but the Taliban were absent.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres held a press conference on the 19th, stating that ``useful discussions took place,'' and announced that talks would proceed toward the appointment of a special envoy for Afghanistan.

The UN special envoy for Afghanistan is responsible for coordinating between the international community and the Taliban, and the Taliban opposes his appointment.

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is pushing forward with the appointment of a UN special envoy to improve the situation in Afghanistan, where women's rights are restricted.