The UN Resident Coordinator Office

Author
Pauline Tamesis
RCO
Resident Coordinator
Pauline Tamesis

The Resident Coordinator(RC) is the leader of the UNCT and plays a central role in making possible the coordination of UN operational activities for development at the country level in support to national priorities and capacity building. As the designated representative of – and reporting to – the Secretary-General, the RC ensures effective advocacy of the core values, standards, principles and activities of the UN system.

The Resident Coordinator in Cambodia

Ms. Pauline Tamesis has been appointed as the new United Nations Resident Coordinator to Cambodia. Ms. Pauline took office on Monday, 12 March. Before coming to Cambodia, Ms. Tamesis spent two years in Thailand, where she worked as Chief of the Country Office Support at UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub.

Prior to that, she also served as Country Director at the UNDP Office in Bangladesh. Ms. Tamesis has more than twenty years of experience in development cooperation, policy development, advocacy and management both within the UN system and with other international organizations. In previous assignments, she served as Asia Regional Democratic Governance Practice Leader and Practice Manager and Anti-Corruption Policy Adviser with the UNDP Bureau for Development Policy in New York. The United Nations system in Cambodia is represented by more than 20 agencies, funds and programmes. Working for peace, poverty eradication and human rights in the country, the UN is committed to enhancing development effectiveness in support of the 2030 agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals along with the Royal Government of Cambodia, civil society and other relevant partners.