Tadamichi Yamamoto

Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan

Tadamichi Yamamoto at a press conference.

By UN Photo/Fardin Waezi

Please read the announcement of Tadamichi Yamamoto for more details about his background and experience before joining UNAMA.

UNAMA’s vision is for a stable and prosperous Afghanistan that lives at peace with itself and its neighbours, where the Afghan peoples’ human rights are upheld and basic services are available to all.

UNAMA’s mission is to support the people and government of Afghanistan in achieving peace and stability, in line with the rights and obligations enshrined in the Afghan constitution. Based on UNAMA’s comparative advantage, it pursues its mission by:

  • Building a culture of peace, including: backing conflict prevention and resolution, as well as peace processes;  promoting inclusion and social cohesion;  strengthening regional cooperation in support of peace and stability; supporting gender-sensitive peacebuilding and recovery; and the adoption of transitional justice;
  • Strengthening the Afghan state by promoting national ownership and accountable institutions that are built on rule of law, good governance, and respect for human rights, and that deliver basic services to the population throughout the country; and
  • Achieving greater coherence between Afghan government priorities and international community civilian efforts in the areas of peace, governance and development.