This applies in particular to the building of civilian institutions and Afghanistan's economic growthTop U.N. official in Afghanistan to leave Dec 11, 2009
I am concerned that security will affect the turnout on the voting day. There is no doubt about thatTaliban have gained upper hand in Afghanistan, American commander says Aug 11, 2009
It is of course sad that we have conflict ongoing in the country which will not allow all Afghan voters to come to the polling stations and do what they want to do, to give their vote and have their say what the future of Afghanistan should beTaliban have gained upper hand in Afghanistan, American commander says Aug 11, 2009
I say to candidates, campaigners, voters, and media, that you must respect this process. This is a critical part of it. Respect also means demonstrating patienceU.N. envoys calls for calm in Afghanistan Aug 25, 2009
My silence is now being exploited, to a point where these allegations are impeding the ongoing election processU.N. envoy rebuffs bias in Afghan election Oct 08, 2009
Kai Aage Eide (born 28 February 1949 in Sarpsborg) is a Norwegian diplomat. He was appointed the United Nations Special Representative to Afghanistan and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on 7 March 2008.
Eide previously served as the Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General in Kosovo in 2005 and as Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1997-1998.
He has been a member of the Norwegian Foreign Service since 1975. He was the Norwegian ambassador to North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) from 2002 to 2006 and to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) from 1998 to 2002. He has also been posted as Special Adviser on the Balkans at the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and as Norway's ambassador at the International Conference for the former Yugoslavia.