United Nations strike a deal with Afghan Taliban under their area of influence
ISLAMABAD- The United Nations has reached an agreement with the Taliban leadership to set up thousands of schools in areas under their influence in Afghanistan.
According to the plan, UNICEF, the UN’s children’s body, at least 4,000 informal schools will operate in Taliban-influenced areas in the country.
The Telegraph reports that the deal has been achieved after months of negotiations with militant envoys in Doha.
According to the Telegraph, the agreement covers education for both boys and girls but will begin with classes for just the first three grades of primary school.
UNICEF said it hoped the agreement would reach more than 120,000 young children in a country where an estimated 3.7 million are out-of-school, three-fifths of them girls, the Telegraph reported.