The UN Resident Coordinator Office

The UN Resident Coordinator, supported by a coordination office, ensures that UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes work together to help Guyana achieve its development objectives.

The General Assembly Resolution 72/279 on the repositioning of the United Nations Development System mandates bold changes for the emergence of a new generation of Country Teams, centred on a strategic programme with the Government and led by an impartial, independent and empowered UN Resident Coordinator to deliver on the 2030 Agenda for dignity, prosperity and peace on a healthy planet.

The UN Resident Coordinator in Guyana

Ms. Oruç brings more than 20 years of experience in international relations and sustainable development. Prior to her appointment she served as UNDP’s Deputy Director in Washington (2016-2021), UNDP Country Director in Albania (2012-2016), and UNDP Resident Representative and Deputy Resident Representative in Romania (2008-2012). She joined UNDP in 1996 as a national officer in Turkey.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science (Comparative Governments) from Yale University, Connecticut, USA and a Masters of Art degree in Middle East Studies from the American University in Cairo, Egypt.

Ms. Oruç is bilingual in English and Turkish and is proficient in Arabic and German.

The UN Resident Coordinator Office

Yesim Oruc, UN Resident Coordinator in Guyana

Yeşim Oruç

Resident Coordinator