No Representative from Afghanistan Will Address World Leaders at U.N.

The UN General Assembly Hall is empty before the start of the SDG Moment event as part of the UN General Assembly 76th session General Debate at United Nations Headquarters, in New York, U.S., September 20, 2021. John Angelillo/Pool via REUTERS

No representative from Afghanistan will address the annual high-level U.N. General Assembly in New York after the ambassador for the government ousted by the Taliban – who was due to speak on Monday – withdrew his name.

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SOURCE: Reuters – Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Editing by Alex Richardson