Gwyn Lewis of Ireland appointed United Nations Resident Coordinator in Bangladesh

May 11, 2022

By Dhaka Mirror : dhakamirror.com
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed Gwyn Lewis of Ireland as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Bangladesh, with the host Government’s approval.
Gwyn Lewis brings more than 20 years of experience in international development, peacebuilding, and humanitarian affairs to the position. Prior to her appointment as UN Resident Coordinator, Ms. Lewis served as Director of United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Affairs in the West Bank and Deputy Director for Programmes for UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon, according to a UN statement.
Ms. Lewis also managed the Global Clusters Coordination section in the Emergency Division of Unicef in Geneva and worked for the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
She also served in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Geneva, building partnerships between the UN and non-governmental organisations, and supporting the rollout of the humanitarian reform agenda.
Lewis has also worked for both the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, the UN mission in Kosovo and various non-governmental organisations in Tajikistan, Afghanistan, and Albania.
With a master’s degree in International Relations and European Studies from the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK, Lewis also has a bachelor’s degree in economics from San Francisco State University in the United States. She is fluent in English and French.

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