ROBERTO VALENT

ROBERTO VALENT

ROBERTO VALENT

UNDCO Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean

Born in 1965 (Udine, Italy), Mr. Valent holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in political science from Bologna University, Italy, and another master´s degree in International Relations from the University of Sussex.  Mr. Valent brings 24 years of service to the United Nations, with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in the Africa, Central America, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. For the past three years, he served as UN Resident Coordinator in Argentina. Previously, he has served as Special Representative of the UNDP Administrator for the Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People. He has also served as UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in El Salvador and Belize (2010–2015), holding leadership positions with UNDP in the Democratic Republic of Congo (2005-2007) and in Sudan (2002-2005). Mr. Valent also held UNDP positions in Albania, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Comoros, Kosovo and Macedonia. 

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Team in Latin America 

  • Elisabeth Diaz Hochmann, Senior Regional Coordination Officer  
  • Rafael Beleboni, Regional Liaison and Sustainable Development Officer (based in NY) 
  • Yolanda Durant Mc Klmon, UNSDCF Partnership and Programme Officer  
  • Karine Lopez Schmalz, Administration and BOS Officer  
  • Sophie Ashashe, Programme Management Assistant 
  • Liliana Garavito Canon, Regional Communications Officer 
  • Mario Huzel, Regional Economic Affairs Officer (JPO) 
  • Sophie Achache, Programme Management Assistant 
  • Belkis Guevara, Programme Assistant, UNV