Newly-appointed United Nations Resident Coordinator for the Maldives Shoko Nada presented her credentials to President Abdulla Yameen at a ceremony at the President’s Office this morning.
According to the UN in Maldives, Noda – who assumed office on October 19 – has served as the Country Director for UNDP Nepal from 2011 before joining UNDP Maldives.
She began her United Nations career in 1998 as a Junior Professional Officer and went onto fill various positions in UNDP Headquarters in New York and other UNDP Country Offices around the world.
Shoko has also worked for the UNDP in Mongolia, Former Republic of Yugoslavia, in Kosovo and in Tajikistan. Between 2005 and 2010 she worked for the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator in Pakistan, and has also worked as the Special Assistant for the then-UNDP Administrator Mark Malloch Brown.
“We look forward to closer collaboration with the Government, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and other relevant development partners to ensure continued progress and development of Maldives,” Ms Noda stated upon assuming office.