There is a need to finalize the selection process to enable (the Independent High Election Commission) to start planning for voter registrationU.N. vets Iraqi election directors Apr 28, 2008
Assassinations affect Afghan society and violate human rights in ways that go far beyond the body countU.N.: Protect Afghan citizens better Mar 09, 2011
The number of votes invalidated and identified by the IEC point to considerable fraud and electoral irregularities on Election DayAfghans uncover more election fraud Nov 22, 2010
The number of votes invalidated and identified by the IEC point to considerable fraud and electoral irregularities on Election DayFraud uncovered in Afghan vote Oct 20, 2010
They are being killed and injured in their homes and communities in greater numbers than ever beforeU.N. 'very concerned' about Afghanistan Aug 10, 2010
Staffan de Mistura (born 25 January 1947, Stockholm, Sweden) is a long-serving Italian-Swedish diplomat. After a 36 year career in various UN agencies, United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon appointed him as his Special Representative (SRSG) for Iraq on 11 September 2007. He was the successor of SRSG Ashraf Qazi and assumed his responsibilities in the Mission Area on 5 November and in Baghdad on 11 November 2007. In July 2009 de Mistura became the Deputy Executive Director for External Relations of the World Food Programme in Rome. On March 1, 2010 de Mistura assumed the post of the Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) in Afghanistan.
De Mistura’s previous UN posts have included that of Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Iraq, Personal Representative of the Secretary-General for Southern Lebanon, and Director of the UN Information Center in Rome. His work has taken him to many of the World's most volatile trouble-spots including Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan and the former Yugoslavia.
De Mistura was born in 1947, the son of a Swedish mother and an Italian father.