New United Nations Resident Coordinator presents credentials to Government

Mar 24, 2016

Ms. Malango hands over her credentials to Hon. Sam Kutesa, the Minister of Foreign Affairs (above). She had a chat with the Minister after being accredited at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Offices in Kampala. ( Photo credit: UNDPUganda 2016)

Kampala - Ms. Rosa Malango, the new United Nations Resident Coordinator and Resident Representative for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) presented her credentials to Hon. Sam Kutesa, the Minister of Foreign Affairs during a brief ceremony in his office today, 24th March 2016. She handed over a letter from Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, thereby officially entering into her new role.

Hon. Kutesa welcomed Ms. Malango to Uganda and commended her on the UN’s good working relationship with the government, particularly in the area of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and also in the diaspora support services.

Ms. Malango thanked the government for the warm reception given to her and pledged to work closely with government in all its development efforts, particularly within the framework of the recently adopted UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) 2016-2020.

"Having been the President of the UN General Assembly, Uganda already plays a leading role in many areas of sustainable development at global and national levels. I look forward to working with the Government to transform into reality the commitments made through the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Vision 2040 and national policies to welcome refugees.” she said.

She reiterated UN’s commitment to working with the government adding that; “I also look forward to a new partnership with Uganda informed by new approaches to knowledge management, and a shared commitment to leaving no one behind particularly women and the youth. Achieving sustainable development will benefit from our joint pursuit of innovative, effective and transparent approaches.”

Ms. Malango, who was born in Equatorial New Guinea, has worked with the UN for 20 years serving in both Africa and the headquarters in New York. Her last posting was in Guatemala as part of the UN talent program for high potential women leaders to gain first-hand exposure to the leadership challenges and opportunities associated with serving as a UN Resident Coordinator & UNDP Resident Representative.

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