Hanaa Singer assumes duties as UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative
Ms. Hanaa Singer, presented her credentials to His Excellency Maithripala
Sirisena, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, as the new United Nations Resident Coordinator and United Nations Development Programme Resident Representative, at his residence on Wednesday. Ms. Singer also called on Honourable Tilak Marapana, Minister of Foreign Affairs, earlier this
As the most senior UN Official in the country, Ms. Singer will lead the UN Country Team of 22 Resident and Non-Resident UN Agencies and act as the representative of the UN Secretary-General in Sri Lanka.
Prior to this appointment, Ms. Singer held several senior management positions in UNICEF offices acrossthe world, including Associate Regional Director UNICEF Geneva, as well as, Country Representative for UNICEF Syria, Nepal, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan. She has led humanitarian programmes in Burundi and Haiti, and managed cross border humanitarian operations to Afghanistan and Iraq among other areas. Shehas close to 3 decades of experience with the UN.
A national of Egypt, Ms. Singer holds a Master's degree in Political Sociology and a Bachelor's degree inPolitical Science from the American University in Cairo, Egypt.