The Resident Coordinator Office (RCO)
The UN Resident Coordinator Office provides direct support to the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General/ Resident Coordinator/ Humanitarian Coordinator (DSRSG/RC/HC) and the UN Country Team (UNCT) in Sudan to ensure the strategic, coherent and efficient functioning of the UN System in Sudan.
The core functions of the RCO are strategic planning; development economics; partnerships and development finance; data and results management and reporting; and communications and advocacy.
In addition to the core functions, the RCO hosts capacities including the UN Secretary General’s Peacebuilding Fund (PBF), the Sudan Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF) and the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Network (PSEA).
The RCO also provides inter-agency coordination support to the UNCT’s various sub-teams (Integrated Program Management Team (IPMT), Integrated Operations Management Team (IOMT), and the UN Integrated Communications Group (UN-ICG).
The UN Resident Coordinator in Sudan
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres appointed on 1 May 2023 Ms. Clementine Nkweta-Salami of Cameroon as his Deputy Special Representative for Sudan with the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS), and United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan.
Ms. Nkweta-Salami brings to the position 30 years of experience in humanitarian affairs and protection, mainly in field settings. For the past three years, she has served as Director of the Regional Bureau for the East, Horn and Great Lakes Regions of Africa of the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), where she is responsible for providing strategic direction, support and oversight of eleven UNHCR country offices. Prior to this, she was UNHCR Representative to Ethiopia, Regional Representative to Southern Africa, Representative to Burundi, and Head of Inspection in the Inspector General’s Office at UNHCR Headquarters in Geneva. She has also served in field positions with UNHCR in Tanzania, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
Ms. Nkweta-Salami holds a Master's degree in Corporate and Commercial Law from University College, University of London, a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Warwick and a Bachelor of Social Science degree in Sociology and Political Science from the University of Ottawa. Ms. Nkweta-Salami is a qualified Barrister and member of the English and Cameroon Bar.