Mr. Paolo Lembo assumes his duties as the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in YemenApr 1, 2014
Sana’a, Mr. Paolo Lembo today assumed his duties as the Resident Coordinator (RC) of the United Nations in Yemen. He is responsible for coordinating all UN entities in the country to ensure that UN’s efforts are coherent and aligned with the Government’s development priorities and the needs and aspirations of the people living in the Yemen.
In addition to his role as the UN Resident Coordinator, Mr. Lembo is the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative, guiding the work of UNDP in Yemen. UNDP is mandated to assist the Government of Yemen in reaching its aspiration for a peaceful, sustainable and prosperous future by strengthening governance, fight poverty, speed up recovery, and prevent crisis, particularly in this transitional period.
Mr. Lembo will work in partnership with the Special Adviser to the Secretary General on Yemen, Mr. Jamal Beomar, who facilitates the political process. He will also work closely with the Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. Johannes Van Der Klaauw, who coordinates the urgent and lifesaving assistance in the country. Moreover, he will collaborate closely with the Yemeni people, the Government and other International and Yemeni partners, to ensure that the support of the United Nations in Yemen best serves to realize the future Yemenis want.
Prior to this assignment, Mr. Lembo has served the United Nations for almost 30 years in various positions and countries ranging from Afghanistan, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Iraq, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kosovo, Kuwait, Tajikistan, the United Arab Emirates and the West Bank.
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