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UN Resident Coordinator Presents Credentials Under New Mandate

By Michael Wangusa, UN Resident Coordinator’s Office (RCO)

UN Resident Coordinator, Ms. Rosa Malango presented her letters of credence from the UN Secretary-General to President Yoweri Museveni in her new role as Resident Coordinator of the UN System in Uganda within the context of UN Reform.

Previously from March 2016 to December 2018, Ms. Malango served as both UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative. With the new reforms, the two offices have since been separated.

As the highest-ranked representative of the UN in Uganda, Ms. Malango will provide overall team leadership of the UN System in Uganda. She will also lead on efforts to ensure the interlinkage and mutual reinforcement of humanitarian, development, peace and security and human rights through implementation of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) 2016 – 2020 in support of the National Development Plan (NDP II), Vision 2040 and the 2030 Agenda.

During the ceremony at State House Entebbe, Ms. Malango highlighted three issues she would focus on during her tenure; Climate Change and inclusive green growth with focus on wetlands, Youth Initiatives and Civic Education. The President concurred on the importance of the focus areas, particularly on providing alternative livelihoods for people encroaching on wetlands. The President wished the UN Resident Coordinator success in her new role in partnership with Government.

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