The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for the Republic of Sudan, Ms. Gwi-Yeop Son of the Republic of Korea, presented her Credentials to H.E. Ambassador Salah Elguned, Director General of Protocol at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Sudan. During the meeting, H.E. Ambassador Salah and Ms. Son discussed prospects for deepening the strategic partnership between the Government of Sudan the United Nations in addressing priority issues in the country.
“It was a great honour to meet with H.E. Ambassador Salah and to present him with the Letter of Credentials from the UN Secretary-General, appointing me as the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Sudan. I am humbled and honoured to work in support of the people of Sudan” said the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Ms. 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.