United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, has appointed, Dennis Zulu, of Zambia as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Jamaica, with the host government’s approval.
According to the UN website, Zulu would also be responsible for coordinating UN work in the Bahamas, Bermuda, Turks and Caicos and Cayman Islands.
Zulu has had more than 20 years of experience in international development, the private sector and academia.
Prior to taking up his appointment as the Resident Coordinator, he served as the Director of the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean.
There, he led efforts to provide programmatic support and guidance to ILO constituents in identifying and addressing their country’s decent work priorities.
He also directed the formulation, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting of the substantive work programmes of the Decent Work Team.
Zulu also served as UN Resident Coordinator for Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, Aruba, and Curacao from March 2022 to June 2023.
He further served as ILO’s Director for Anglophone West Africa and Representative to the Economic Commission for West Africa States (ECOWAS) based in Nigeria from 2015 to 2019.
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