Message from Tadamichi Yamamoto, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan
KABUL - I depart Kabul with one wish, a wish that I share with millions of Afghans: for peace to return to Afghanistan.
May 2020 be the year that the war ends and Afghans can look forward with hope to a peaceful and flourishing society that they so richly deserve.
It has been a rare privilege and honour to head the UN family in Afghanistan in the service of all Afghan people. After completing my assignment of more than five years I extend profound thanks to my colleagues and so many Afghan and international partners and friends.
The challenges remain daunting; but I have every confidence that they can be overcome because of the Afghan people’s capabilities, for which I have a great admiration. The United Nations will be there, shoulder-to-shoulder, with the Afghan people in the time ahead.