Secretary-General Appoints Rasul Baghirov of Azerbaijan United Nations Resident Coordinator in Belarus

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Rasul Baghirov of Azerbaijan as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Belarus, with the host Government’s approval.  His start date is 30 March.

Dr. Baghirov brings more than 25 years of experience in human development, health, education and social protection.  He currently serves as the Head of Country Strategy and Support Unit within the Director-General’s Office at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva.

Prior to that he led WHO multi-country office in Samoa, American Samoa, Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau; steered programme management and health systems in multiple WHO duty stations across Europe, the Caribbean and the Western Pacific; and served with the World Bank Group, where he collaborated closely with Governments, civil society organizations, partners and donor communities to design and implement evidence-based policies and services.

Dr. Baghirov holds professional degrees in medicine, general management and health economics from universities spanning Baku, London, Nottingham (United Kingdom) and Aberdeen (United Kingdom).

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