Gwyn Lewis appointed UN resident coordinator in Bangladesh

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday appointed Irishman Gwyn Lewis as the UN Resident Coordinator in Bangladesh.

With over 20 years of experience in international development, peacebuilding and humanitarian affairs, Gwyn Lewis previously served as Director of Affairs for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in West Bank, according to a press release.

She was also Deputy Director of Programs for UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon.

Gwyn Lewis also led the Global Cluster Coordination Section within the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Emergencies Division in Geneva.

She joined the agency from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), where she focused on humanitarian policy and support to FAO country offices.

She also served in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, where she built partnerships between the UN and non-governmental organizations, and supported the roll-out of the humanitarian reform agenda, the press release read.

Lewis has also worked for the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, the United Nations Mission in Kosovo and various non-governmental organizations in Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Albania.

She holds a master’s degree in international relations and European studies from the University of Kent in the United States.

Lewis also holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from San Francisco State University. She is fluent in English and French.

About admin

Check Also

Tensions between countries could disrupt aid delivery to people in need – Red Cross

UNITED NATIONS (UrduPoint News/Sputnik – September 21, 2022) Tensions between countries around the world could …