Tuesday, 30 August 2016

UN in Kenya top job position filled

Siddharth Chatterjee has been appointed the United Nations UN Resident Coordinator in Kenya where he will provide leadership to 25 UN agencies in the country.

Chatterjee will also serve as the Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Chatterjee who is an Indian national was the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Representative in Kenya before he was chosen as the Resident Co-ordinator.

He has a wealth of experience as he joined the UN in Bosnia in 1997 and over for 20 years he served in Iraq, South Sudan, Indonesia, Darfur region of Sudan, Somalia, Denmark, and Kenya.

Welcoming the appointment, Ms Ruth Kagia, Senior Advisor, International Relations and Social Sectors in the Office of the President of Kenya said, “Sid’s hard work and resourcefulness has translated to tangible gains. Improvements have been seen in maternal, child and adolescent health.”
According to a statement sent to news rooms, Chatterjee is expected to continue his advocacy for women’s empowerment in Kenya where he has led notable initiatives to advance reproductive, maternal, neo-natal, child and adolescent health.