Marta Ruedas

Deputy Assistant Administrator

Deputy Director, Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery, UNDP New York

United States
English, French, Spanish
Conflict prevention, Crisis prevention and recovery, Crisis response, Early recovery, Peacebuilding

Marta Ruedas joined BCPR as Deputy Assistant Administrator and Deputy Director on 1 February 2011. Prior to this, she served as Deputy Special Coordinator, Resident Coordinator and Resident Representative in Lebanon. From 2003 to 2007, Ms. Ruedas was the Deputy Regional Director of the Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States in New York.

She was also UNDP Resident Coordinator, Resident Representative in Bulgaria (2001-2003) and São Tomé & Príncipe (1999-2001). She was a member of the Administrator’s Transition Team (July-October 1999) and held Deputy Resident Representative positions in Bolivia (1996-1999) and Kyrgyzstan (1995-1996) and was Deputy UN Representative and UNDP Representative in the Republic of Georgia (1994-1995).

In New York, Ms. Ruedas served as Special Assistant to the Administrator of UNDP (1993-1994) and Special Assistant to the Assistant Administrator and Director of the Bureau for Programme Policy and Evaluation (1992-1993). She was also a Programme Officer in Mongolia (1990-1992) and a Junior Professional Officer in Mexico (1988-1990).

Ms. Ruedas is a Spanish national and holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from Columbia University, New York.


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Radio Interview

A year after Sandy, UNDP strives for prevention. UN Radio, 28 October 2013. (Spanish)