Afghanistan

Zahir  Tanin Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo

Zahir Tanin

Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced on 19 August 2015 the appointment of Zahir Tanin of Afghanistan as his Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK).

Mr. Tanin succeeds Farid Zarif, who will complete his assignment on 31 August.  The Secretary-General expresses his deep appreciation for Mr. Zarif’s successful management of the Mission in a challenging political environment and his dedicated efforts to further peace and stability in Kosovo and the region.

14 June 2017, Kabul

Opening remarks to the press in Kabul

Secretary-General António Guterres speaks to reporters on the outskirts of Kabul, where he met with some of the 800,000 Afghans displaced by conflict in last 18 months. Photo UNAMA/Fardin Waezi

Ladies and gentlemen of the media, thank you very much for your presence.
 
This visit is essentially a visit of solidarity with the Afghan people in the holy month of Ramadan.
 

14 June 2017, Kabul

Secretary-General’s remarks to the press in Kabul

Ladies and gentlemen of the media, thank you very much for your presence.
 
This visit is essentially a visit of solidarity with the Afghan people in the holy month of Ramadan.
 

27 January 2017, Kabul

Note to Correspondents - United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Miroslav Jenča visited Kabul to underscore UN commitment to Afghanistan

KABUL, 27 January 2017 - The United Nations remains firmly committed to Afghanistan and its people, said Miroslav Jenča, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, following a four-day visit to Afghanistan that concluded Friday.
Mr Jenča met with President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani, the recently appointed electoral commissioners, government officials, women leaders, and the diplomatic community.

20 July 2010, Kabul

Opening remarks at joint press briefing with Afghan President Hamid Kazai following the Kabul conference

Thank you, Mr. President. Salam Alaikum. Tashakor.

Ladies and gentlemen of the media.

I am glad to be here for today’s conference on Afghanistan. And I thank and I appreciate the
leadership of President Karzai and the commitment for peace and security, development, and
human rights of Afghanistan under the leadership of President Karzai.

20 July 2010, Kabul

Closing remarks at International Conference on Afghanistan (As delivered)

Thank you for your commitment and very perceptive discussions today that took place for the future of Afghanistan.

And I also would like to express on behalf of all of us our deepest appreciation and admiration for the leadership of President Karzai. And for the hospitality that went out to all of us. Thank you very much.

Today's discussion was so rich, detailed and comprehensive that it is hard to summarize it.

20 July 2010, Kabul

Opening remarks at the Kabul Conference (As delivered)

Your Excellency President Karzai,
Excellencies,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

Six months ago, in London, we promised to meet again …in Kabul.

And so, today, we are gathered here on this auspicious occasion … the first international conference on Afghanistan to be held in Afghanistan, organized by the Afghan Government for the Afghan people.

President Karzai, we thank you for your hospitality and your leadership. Thank you for your very hard work in making this day happen.