30 September 2009

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Secretary-General Recalls Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General has decided to recall Mr. Peter Galbraith from Afghanistan and to end his appointment as the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).

He expresses his thanks to Mr. Galbraith for his hard work and professional dedication.  The Secretary-General recognizes Mr. Galbraith’s important contributions to the work of the mission and throughout his distinguished career as an international civil servant.  The Secretary-General has made this decision in the best interest of the mission.

He reaffirms his full support for his Special Representative, Kai Eide.

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