The new UN Secretary General’s Deputy Special Representative for Libya holds his first meeting with UNDP staff

12 Mar 2014

imageThe DRSG (Middle) with UNDP management team-Eric Overvest (left), CD and Amin Sharkawi (right), DCD in a staff meeting
 
The new UN Secretary General’s Deputy Special Representative for Libya holds his first meeting with UNDP staff
 
March 12, 2013Tripoli, Libya: The newly appointed Deputy Special Representative (DSRSG) and Deputy Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and the UN Resident Coordinator and the United Nations Development Programme’s Resident Representative Mr Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, held its first meeting with UNDP Libya on 11 March 2014 at UNDP Libya conference room. In his meeting with staff, the DSRSG briefed the staff, the new UNDP’s strategic planning 2014-2017 and discussed in detail the ongoing UNDP Libya programmes. 
 
During the meeting, Mr, Ould Chiek Ahmed said that, in addition to the current UNDP’s focus areas, the new strategic planning of UNDP will have special focus on youth, who are the drive of change in the region as well as women and employment creation opportunites. “UNDP Libya CO will work to realign its programmes to the new strategy according to the context of the country” further underlined the DRSG. 
 
Mr. Ould Cheikh Ahmed brings with him more than 27 years of experience with the United Nations in development and humanitarian assistance in Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. Most recently, he served as the United Nations Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Syria (2008-2012) and Yemen (2012-2014). 
 
He also served in several positions with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) including as Director of Change Management in New York, Deputy Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa in Nairobi and Representative in Georgia.