UN Resident Coordinator in India a.i.
Ms Deirdre Boyd
Ms Deirdre Boyd, a national of Ireland, is the UN Resident Coordinator a.i. for India since July 2021. Ms Boyd was previously UN Resident Coordinator in Thailand (2017-2000) and in the Republic of North Macedonia (2010-13). She also served in the Office of the UN Secretary-General in New York, as Deputy Director of Development Affairs. (2013-2016)
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Ms Boyd has over 30 years of experience within the UN system working across a range of sustainable development issues. She has been UNDP Country Director in India, UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in Bhutan, and in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Other UN positions include posts in Timor-Leste, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Rwanda, Iraq and Oman.
She holds an M.SC in Development Studies and an M.Phil in International Peace Studies.