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Afghan Woman Appointed Human Rights Commissioner in OIC

Afghan-woman-commissioner-in-OICAn Afghan was unanimously appointed Human Rights Commissioner from Asia group in Organization of the Islamic Cooperation during an election process organized on Tuesday.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said Asila Wardak received the most votes among the candidates from all three zones (Asia, Africa and Middle East) during the election process for OIC Human Rights Commissioners.

A statement by MoFA said this is the first time an Afghan woman from Afghanistan is appointed Human Rights Commissioner in OIC by receiving the highest votes.

Miss Wardak has completed her higher education in Kabul and New Jersey Universities, the statement by MoFA further added.

According to MoFA, Miss Wardak completed her Bachelor’s Degree in the field of agricultural economy from Kabul University and received Masters Degree in the field of International Relations and Diplomacy from New Jersey University.

She has been serving with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since seven years as Head of Human Rights and International Women’s Affairs as well as Deputy Permanent Representative of Afghanistan to the United Nations.

The 13th meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Organization (OIC) kicked off on Sunday in Istanbul will continue holding summits until Friday.

The senior officials held meetings on Sunday and Monday while the Foreign Ministers of OIC members are holding meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Heads of OIC members will hold meetings on Thursday and Friday. -KP


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