Secretary-General appoints Pauline Tamesis of the Philippines United Nations Resident Coordinator in Viet Nam
On 18 June, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Pauline Tamesis of the Philippines as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Viet Nam, with the host Government’s approval.
Ms. Tamesis has more than 20 years of experience in international relations, development coordination, crisis and change management, which she has acquired while holding senior leadership positions at the United Nations across multiple regions. She most recently served as Resident Coordinator in Cambodia, where she effectively mobilized resources to respond to and recover better together from the COVID-19 pandemic while leading the development and implementation of transformational sustainable development policies.
Prior to that, she worked with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), including as Chief of Country Office Support and Quality Assurance in the Asia Pacific Regional Hub where while overseeing UNDP operations in 24 offices, she also led the design and implementation of innovative solutions to boost national programme delivery. She also served as UNDP Country Director in Bangladesh during a complex transitional period, effectively leading the work of the office on delivering urban poverty reduction, social protection, renewable energy, sustainable cities and climate adaptation projects.
Ms. Tamesis holds a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from Georgetown University in the USA and a bachelor’s degree, with honours, in management economics from Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines.