United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Yesim Oruc of Turkey as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Guyana, with the host Government’s approval. She will take up her post on August 22.
Ms. Oruc brings more than 20 years of experience in international relations and sustainable development to her new role.
At the United Nations, she held leadership positions with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), including, most recently, a senior role at the UNDP Representation Office in Washington D.C., USA where she managed key organisational strategies and partnerships.
She also served as UNDP Country Director in Albania and led programme and partnership initiatives for UNDP country operations in Romania as well as Turkey.
Prior to joining the United Nations, Ms. Oruc worked as a copy editor in Cairo, Egypt.
She holds a master’s degree in Middle Eastern studies from the American University in Cairo, Egypt, and a bachelor’s degree in political science and comparative governments from Yale University in Connecticut,