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Gita Sabharwal of India appointed UN Resident Coordinator in Thailand



Gita Sabharwal of India appointed UN Resident Coordinator in Thailand


India’s Gita Sabharwal has been appointed by the United Nations as its Resident Coordinator in Thailand.

She was appointed by UN Secretary-General António Guterres with the host Government’s approval on January 29, 2020.

The UN Resident Coordinators are the highest-ranking representatives of the UN’s country-level development system

The resident coordinators have the responsibility of leading UN country teams and coordinate support for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Gita Sabharwal was previously serving the United Nations as the Peacebuilding and Development Adviser in Sri Lanka for almost 7 years.

She has also served as the Social Development Adviser for UK’s Department for International Development in India and Vietnam.

Sabharwal has over 25 years of experience in peacebuilding, development, governance and social policy across five Asian countries including the Maldives.