UN Resident Coordinator
UN RESIDENT COORDINATOR
The United Nations Resident Coordinator Office encompasses all organizations of the United Nations system which deal with operational activities for development. The RC Office aims to bring together the different UN agencies, in order to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their operational activities at country levels. By working closely with national governments, the Resident Coordinator and the country team can advocate for the interests and mandates of the UN, drawing on the support and guidance of the entire UN family.
Stefan Priesner – the New UN Resident Coordinator for Uzbekistan
Before this appointment, Stefan was Country Director for UNDP in Bangladesh from 2008-2012 and served as Deputy Resident Representative Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina from 2004-2008. He was the Deputy Chief in Nepal for the Sub-regional Resource Facility (SURF) for South and West Asia from 2001-2004 and the Deputy Chief a.i. for the SURF in Trinidad and Tobago during 2001. He served in Bhutan from 1997-2001 as Programme Officer and subsequently as Governance and Rule of Law Specialist. Before joining UNDP, Stefan worked in the legal profession and in the private sector.
Stefan holds a Master's in Law from the University of Vienna and a Master of Arts in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University, Washington