Secretary-General Appoints Julien Harneis of United Kingdom United Nations Resident Coordinator in Yemen

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed Julien Harneis of the United Kingdom as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Yemen, with the host Government’s approval.  He took up his post this week and will also serve as the Humanitarian Coordinator in the country.

Mr. Harneis has more than 30 years of experience in development coordination, humanitarian assistance and management. Prior to his appointment, he served as United Nations Resident Coordinator in Pakistan. 

Before that, he was Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and earlier on he served as Head of Office for the Office of Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Nigeria, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Representative in Yemen and Guinea, as well as held humanitarian positions in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Lebanon and Indonesia.  Before joining the United Nations, Mr. Harneis worked in the private sector.

Mr. Harneis has a Master of Studies in International Relations from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom and a Master of Business Administration from the Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires in France.

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