The Resident Coordinator Office

The UN Resident Coordinator is the designated representative of the UN Secretary-General in Sudan and guides the UN’s engagement in development activities in the country. The Resident Coordinator’s main responsibilities include ensuring the coordination of the UN’s development activities, creating a platform of coordinated delivery, and promoting the enhancement of national capacities; and ensuring effective advocacy of UN values, standards, principles and activities on behalf of the UN with the highest level of Government.

The UN Resident Coordinator is also responsible for advancing the UN Secretary-General’s ‘increased coherence’ agenda in Sudan. The overall goal of this agenda is to bring UN agencies, funds and programmes to work more closely together to increase effectiveness (improved results), relevance (greater alignment with national priorities) and efficiency (reduced duplication and transactions costs).

The UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan

The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for the Republic of Sudan is Ms. Gwi-Yeop son. Prior to her appointment as the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Sudan, Ms. Son was Director of Corporate Programme Division the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in New York between 2011 and 2017. Ms. Son served previously as the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Thailand between 2007 and 2011 and was UNDP Country Director in Indonesia between 2003 and 2007. Ms. Son also served at UNDP in East Timor and Somalia. Before joining the UN system, Ms. Son worked briefly in Lehman Brothers, New York and also in Nigeria for the Country Women’s Association of Nigeria.