UN Secretary-Basic Antonio Guterres has appointed senior UN official Siddharth Chatterjee of India because the United Nations Resident Coordinator in China. Resident Coordinators are the UN Secretary-Basic’s representatives for growth on the nation stage.
They lead UN groups supporting international locations to get better higher from the COVID-19 pandemic by the Sustainable Improvement Targets (SDGs). Guterres appointed Chatterjee because the Resident Coordinator in China, with the host authorities’s approval.
Chatterjee’s “appointment follows affirmation from the Host Authorities, the place he’ll take up his publish in the course of January of subsequent yr,” Spokesman for the Secretary-Basic, Stephane Dujarric mentioned on Tuesday as he made the announcement. “We congratulate our pal Siddharth. We proudly stay with full gender parity and North-South stability amongst all of our Resident Coordinators, who cowl 162 international locations and territories,” Dujarric mentioned.
Chatterjee has greater than 25 years of expertise in worldwide cooperation, sustainable growth, humanitarian coordination and peace and safety, which he has acquired on the United Nations and externally, the world organisation mentioned in a press release.
Most lately, Chatterjee served as United Nations Resident Coordinator in Kenya, after holding different management positions throughout the organisation, together with Resident Consultant of the United Nations Improvement Programme (UNDP) and Consultant of the United Nations Inhabitants Fund (UNFPA) in Kenya, Regional Director for the Center East and Europe for the United Nations Workplace for Mission Companies (UNOPS) in Denmark and Chief of Workers within the United Nations Help Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).
He additionally held management positions with the United Nations Youngsters’s Fund (UNICEF) in Indonesia, Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan, and in United Nations peacekeeping operations with the United Nations Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (UNMIBH).
Chatterjee additionally served within the Worldwide Federation of the Crimson Cross and Crimson Crescent because the Chief Diplomat and Head of Useful resource Mobilization in Switzerland. Earlier than becoming a member of the United Nations in 1997, he was a commissioned officer in India’s Military.
The UN assertion added that a TEDx speaker, he’s a daily opinion contributor on humanitarian and growth points for a spread of native, regional and worldwide media shops and journals. Chatterjee holds a grasp’s diploma in public coverage from Princeton College in the US, and a bachelor’s diploma from the Nationwide Defence Academy in India.