Jérome Sauvage

Deputy Director

UNDP Representation Office in Washington, D.C.

United States
English, French
Crisis response, Partnerships, Sustainable development

Jérome Sauvage is Deputy Director of the UNDP Representation Office in Washington, DC. He was formerly the UN Resident Coordinator in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). His current role is to develop and maintain partnerships for UNDP programmes with the US Government and other partners from the non-profit and for-profit sectors in the United States.

With postings in Cambodia, DPRK, India, Pakistan and Viet Nam, in Asia, Madagascar in Africa, and at Headquarters, Mr. Sauvage has developed an extensive experience in field coordination, democratic governance, disaster preparedness and response and in human resource management.

As UN Coordinator in DPRK, Mr. Sauvage led the UN in providing emergency and humanitarian support to the population; represented the UN at bilateral and multilateral levels; negotiated with the Government on UN operations in the country and led fund-raising efforts in support of humanitarian activities. He opened the UNDP office there, negotiating its country programme, ensuring that all projects met UNDP's mandate as well as monitoring and evaluation requirements; he was also the designated official for security.

Mr. Sauvage, a French national, holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University and a Maitrise in Administrative Law from Paris Sorbonne University.


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