Tadamichi Yamamoto of Japan Appointed As Special Representative For UN In Afghanistan

maxresdefaultKABUL: (MEP) Tadamichi Yamamoto of Japan has been appointed as United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative for the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).

Yamamoto had served as Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations in Afghanistan since 2014 is going to be appointed as the Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative to Afghanistan as Secretary General is grateful for Nicholas Haysom’s important contribution and service to UNAMA since taking up his role as Special Representative.

Yamamoto will be replacing Haysom of South Africa who has been appointed by the Secretary General as his Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan.

Yamamoto will be the third Japanese national to serve as special representative to a U.N. chief, following Yasushi Akashi and Sukehiro Hasegawa, who headed the U.N. Transitional Authority in Cambodia from 1992 to 1993 and the U.N. Mission of Support to East Timor from 2004 to 2006, respectively.

He has held several positions with Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ranging from Ambassador to Hungary to Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, and Ambassador in charge of International Counter-Terrorism and Reconstruction Assistance to Iraq.  He also served as the Permanent Delegate of Japan to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).




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