UN Resident Coordinator in India
Ms. Renata Lok-Dessallien
Ms. Renata Lok-Dessallien has served the United Nations for 30 years in Africa and Asia in many capacities, including 15 years as a UN Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator, and UNDP Resident Representative. Before taking up her assignment in India, she was a senior fellow at the Oslo Governance Centre at UNDP in Norway.
She was UN Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Bhutan, Bangladesh, China and Myanmar between 2002 and 2017, where she worked to strengthen to UN system and improve coordination among agencies. Prior to that, she served in various capacities in Mali, Laos and at UN HQ, making important contributions in the field of poverty reduction. She holds a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University, a Master of Arts from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Ottawa.