Promotion of Sustainable Development in Accordance with Financial Inclusion
The Situation in Afghanistan
On 30 August 2021, the last American military plane departed Afghanistan, marking the end of over 20 years of American presence in the country. With the Taliban now in control of most of the country, the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has now been replaced by the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. The two-decade war has left the nation in tatters, with nearly 50,000 civilians dead and over 200,000 individuals dead. Now, it is up to the United Nations General Assembly to determine how the international community will interact with the new government, as well as tackling the aftermath of such a devastating conflict.
On 14 January 2020, the UN General Assembly passed resolution 74/205, including in the provisional agenda of the seventy-sixth session of the UNGA the subtopic “Financial inclusion for sustainable development”. It recognised that many vulnerable people have been disproportionately excluded from financial systems, and lack access to them. Without a proper solution to enshrine financial inclusion, many will be left behind. With room to discuss inequality, economics, and human rights in sustainable development, will you be able to propose a solution to help the world meet its Sustainable Development Goals?