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UNAMA responds to criticisms of Eide. Strategic Communications and Spokesperson’s unit issues rebuttal. The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has issued a press statement refuting allegations about the Norwegian Kai Eide - the Special Representative of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (SRSG) made in a report released by the International Crisis Group (ICG) in Kabul on Wednesday this week. “*        We reject the recycled allegations made in the ICG report against UNAMA and the Special Representative in our role in supporting Afghanistan's elections this year. *        These allegations have been addressed in the past and rejected as being incorrect and misleading, they simply do not hold up to scrutiny. *        UNAMA and the Special Representative have supported Afghanistan's electoral institutions with impartiality and integrity to ensure the will of the Afghan people is respected and will continue to do so *        In fact, it was the Special Representative who appointed the majority of Commissioner's on the ECC who played the pivotal role in investigating and adjudicating fraud allegations which led to a vast number of suspect ballots being excluded from the final count forcing the candidates to a second round. *        The Special Representative has maintained his credibility with the leading candidates until the very end of the election process and there has been unified international community support for his approach then and now.”- ALEEM SIDDIQUE, Strategic Communications & Spokesperson's unit United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, Peace Avenue, Kabul, Afghanistan.

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UNAMA responds to criticisms of Eide

Published on Friday, 27th November, 2009 at 13:49 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 14th December 2009 at 09:18.

Strategic Communications and Spokesperson’s unit issues rebuttal.

Kai Eide in press encounter,UNAMA, Kabul
Kai Eide in press encounter,UNAMA, Kabul
Photo: Fardin Waezi/UNAMA


The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has issued a press statement refuting allegations about the Norwegian Kai Eide - the Special Representative of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (SRSG) made in a report released by the International Crisis Group (ICG) in Kabul on Wednesday this week.

“*        We reject the recycled allegations made in the ICG report against UNAMA and the Special Representative in our role in supporting Afghanistan's elections this year.
*        These allegations have been addressed in the past and rejected as being incorrect and misleading, they simply do not hold up to scrutiny.
*        UNAMA and the Special Representative have supported Afghanistan's electoral institutions with impartiality and integrity to ensure the will of the Afghan people is respected and will continue to do so
*        In fact, it was the Special Representative who appointed the majority of Commissioner's on the ECC who played the pivotal role in investigating and adjudicating fraud allegations which led to a vast number of suspect ballots being excluded from the final count forcing the candidates to a second round.
*        The Special Representative has maintained his credibility with the leading candidates until the very end of the election process and there has been unified international community support for his approach then and now.”
- ALEEM SIDDIQUE, Strategic Communications & Spokesperson's unit United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, Peace Avenue, Kabul, Afghanistan.

In the report the ICG has called for Eide’s resignation, as the group believes he has lost the confidence of many on his staff, and that Afghan confidence in Eide has been severely eroded.





Published on Friday, 27th November, 2009 at 13:49 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 14th December 2009 at 09:18.

This post has the following tags: unama, united, nations, mission, afghanistan, kai, eide.





  
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