United Nations

From 2005 to 2009 I was Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for Afghanistan responsible for political affairs, relations with the Afghan government, the international community and military.  Our focus was on disarmament and elections, as well as improving governance, rule of law and police.  Here I am with King Zaher Shah, whose reign from 1933 to 1973 was mostly peaceful; he returned to Kabul in 2004 as ‘Father of the Nation’.