La nomination d'Achim Steiner à l'administration du PNUD a été transmise par le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, António Guterres, à l'Assemblée générale 19 avril 2017. M. Steiner est entré dans ses fonctions le 19 juin 2017, pour un mandat de quatre ans. Il assure également la Vice-présidence du Groupe des Nations Unies pour le développement, un comité regroupant 32 fonds, programmes et départements de l'ONU spécifiquement chargés des questions de développement.
M. Steiner est un leader mondial respecté en matière de développement durable, de coopération internationale et de diplomatie mondiale depuis près de trois décennies. Il plaide activement pour les Objectifs de développement durable et la nécessité d'une coopération mondiale sans précédent pour réaliser cet agenda ambitieux.
Avant de rejoindre le PNUD, M. Steiner a joué un rôle de premier plan à l'ONU en tant que Directeur exécutif du Programme des Nations Unies pour l'environnement; ainsi qu'auprès d'organisations non gouvernementales et d'organes consultatifs de haut niveau qui façonnent les politiques publiques. Avant de prendre ses fonctions au PNUD M. Steiner était directeur de l'Oxford Martin School à l'Université d'Oxford et Professorial Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford.
Achim Steiner a vécu et travaillé en Afrique, en Asie, au Moyen-Orient, en Europe, en Amérique latine et aux États-Unis. Il est diplômé en philosophie, politique et économie (MA) du Worcester College, Université d'Oxford et est titulaire d'une maîtrise de l'Université de Londres / École d'études orientales et africaines (SOAS).
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Bureau régional des pays arabes
Mourad WahbaActing Associate Administrator of UNDP
Regional Bureau for Arab States
As of May, 2019 Mr. Mourad Wahba (Egypt) is Acting Associate Administrator of UNDP. He also serves as the UNDP Regional Director for Arab States.
Mr. Wahba has had many years of distinguished service at the United Nations and UNDP. Most recently, he served as the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Haiti. Prior to this, he served as Deputy Director and Deputy Assistant Administrator in the Regional Bureau of Arab States, UNDP, in New York (2013-2015); Director, Security Office, UNDP Bureau of Management, New York (2009-2013); UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative (2006-2009) in Morocco; Director, United Nations Affairs, UNDP New York (2001-2006); and Deputy Resident Representative in Guyana (1999-2001).
Mr. Wahba began his career with the United Nations in 1993, as a Senior Officer in the Office of the Secretary-General. Before joining the UN, Mourad was an Associate Professor of Economics at the American University in Cairo, and a Visiting Lecturer on International Political Economy at the Institute for Diplomatic Studies, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Egypt (1987-1993).
Bureau régional pour l'Asie et le Pacifique
Valerie CliffOfficer-in-Charge of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific and Director of the Bangkok Regional Hub
Ms. Kanni Wignaraja began her role as UNDP’s Assistant Administrator and Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific on 18 November 2019. Before, Ms. Wignaraja served as the Acting Assistant Administrator and Director of UNDP’s Bureau of Management Services and as Special Adviser to the UNDP Administrator, roles that she performed throughout 2019 after working as the Director of the UN Development Operations Coordination Office from 2014 to 2018. Ms. Wignaraja has over twenty-five years of experience of the UN’s mission and UNDP’s role in the sustainable development agenda. She has a deep knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region, as well as the global, regional and country level workings of UNDP, across policy, programme, management and operations. Prior to joining the UN, Kanni worked with the Ford Foundation in New York. Kanni has contributed to numerous papers, articles and conferences in areas of public policy, institutional reform, capacity development, human rights and leadership. Ms. Wignaraja holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration (Development Economics) from Princeton University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Bryn Mawr College. She is married and has two children
Mirjana Spoljaric Egger
Bureau régional pour l'Europe et l'Asie centrale
Mirjana Spoljaric EggerRegional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States
Ms Spoljaric Egger previously served as Head of United Nations and International Organisations Division of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, where she has been instrumental in shaping Swiss UN policies and priorities in support the achievement of the 2030 Agenda.
Ms. Spoljaric Egger combines a strong policy background with field experience and has had several assignments in the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, in New York, Cairo, and with the Office of UNRWA's Commissioner-General.
Ms Spoljaric Egger holds a Master's Degree in Philosophy, Economics and International Law from the University of Basel and the University of Geneva. She is married and has two children.
Bureau régional pour l'Afrique
Ahunna EziakonwaRegional Bureau for Africa
Ms. Ahunna Eziakonwa officially began her role as UNDP’s Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for Africa on August 15th, 2018. In this role she leads UNDP’s work supporting 46 countries in Africa to achieve Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals.
Ms. Eziakonwa succeeds Abdoulaye Mar Dieye who now leads UNDP’s Bureau for Policy and Programme Support.
Prior to taking up this post, Ms. Eziakonwa-Onochie was UN Resident Coordinator, UNDP Resident Representative and UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Ethiopia (2015-2018), UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Uganda (2012-2015), and before that held the same position in Lesotho (2008-2012). She has also worked as Chief of the Africa Section for Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) where she managed over 15 country operations in Africa. Before joining the United Nations, Ms. Eziakonwa held a series of senior positions with civil society organisations in Africa.
Ms. Ahunna Eziakonwa-Onochie holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs with a focus on economic and political development in Africa from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in New York. Ms. Eziakonwa-Onochie is personally passionate about broadening the space for engaging youth and women in sustainable development.
Luis Felipe López-Calva
Bureau régional pour l'Amérique latine et les Caraïbes
Luis Felipe López-CalvaRegional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean
Luis Felipe López-Calva has nearly 30 years of professional experience, advising several Mexican governments in addition to UNDP and most recently the World Bank, where he served as Practice Manager of the Poverty and Equity Global Practice (Europe and Central Asia). He was the co director and lead author of the World Development Report 2017 on “Governance and the Law”. He was previously Lead Economist and Regional Poverty Advisor in the Bank’s Europe and Central Asia Region, and Lead Economist at the Poverty, Equity and Gender Unit in the Latin America and Caribbean PREM Directorate, also at the World Bank.
From 2007 to 2010, he served as Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean at UNDP-RBLAC in New York. Mr. López Calva has been Associate Editor of the Journal of Human Development and Capabilities and he is Fellow of the Human Development and Capabilities Association. He has also been Chair of the Network on Inequality and Poverty in the Latin America and Caribbean Economic Association.
His research interests focus on labour markets, poverty and inequality, institutions and microeconomics of development, having presented his research at top institutions including: Harvard University, Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley, University of California, San Diego; and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Centre. He holds a master’s degree in economics from Boston University, as well as a master’s and a doctorate in economics from Cornell University.
Born in Mexico, he is married and has three children.
Bureau des relations extérieures et du plaidoyer
Ulrika ModéerBureau of External Relations and Advocacy
Ms. Ulrika Modéer began her role as UNDP’s Assistant Administrator and Director of the Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy on 20 August 2018. In this role she leads the organization in nurturing and growing key relationships with Member States and new and emerging partners. She steers UNDP’s communications and advocacy, as it works to realize the vision of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Ms. Modéer previously served as Sweden’s State Secretary for International Development Cooperation and Climate and has been instrumental in reshaping the country’s international development cooperation to support the achievement of the 2030 Agenda.
She combines a strong policy background with parliamentary and civil society experience and has had several assignments in Latin America (Bolivia, Guatemala) and Africa (Mozambique, South Africa).
Ms. Modéer holds a BA in International Relations from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Born in 1969, Ms. Modéer is married with three children.
Bureau de crise
Asako OkaiBureau des crises Speeches, blogs, media coverage
Ms. Asako Okai officially began her role as UNDP’s Assistant Administrator and Director for the Crisis Bureau on August 22, 2018. In this role, she leads UNDP’s corporate crisis-related work and drives UNDP’s vision and priorities for crisis prevention, response, and recovery.
Ms. Okai has over 30 years of experience in the Japanese Foreign Service and in the United Nations. She possesses an extensive track record in development, humanitarian response, disaster management, and peace building work at both the strategic and operational levels.
Throughout her career, she has closely engaged in the evolution of international cooperation frameworks in different capacities, including the forging of historic institutional reforms of the international cooperation apparatus in Japan, and implementing innovative financial mechanisms to support reliable humanitarian funding model as Japan’s Director of Humanitarian Assistance. Ms. Okai has held several diplomatic senior positions worldwide and worked closely with the United Nations Headquarters, both in the Permanent Mission of Japan to the UN and as a Senior Member of the Office of the President of the 66th UN General Assembly, most recently serving as Consul-General of Japan in Vancouver, Canada.
She holds a Master’s of Arts in History of Art, Emmanuel College, Cambridge University and a Bachelor’s degree in Law, Hitotsubashi University, Japan. Born in 1966, she is married.
Angelique M. Crumbly
Bureau des services
Kanni WignarajaBureau for Management Services
Kanni takes up her assignment as BMS Director ad interim as of 1 May 2019. She is currently serving as Senior Advisor to the UNDP Administrator focusing on development policy and reform, and leadership development.
Prior to this, she was the Director of the Office for UN Development Coordination (UNDOCO) for five years, leading a team that brought together the forty UN Development System entities to deliver results in over 170 countries.
Kanni has significant experience in leading UNDP’s global, regional and country programme portfolios. She served as the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Representative in Zambia 2010-2013; Director of UNDP’s Capacity Development Group in the Bureau of Development Policy; Deputy Resident Representative in Viet Nam, and ad interim in Indonesia; Chief of Regional Programme for the Asia Pacific, in RBAP; and Policy and Evaluation Officer in UNV HQ.
Prior to joining the UN, Kanni worked with the Ford Foundation in New York, and with the International Centre for Ethnic Studies in Sri Lanka. Kanni has contributed to numerous papers, articles and conferences in areas of public policy, institutional reform, capacity development, human rights and leadership.
Kanni holds a Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) from Princeton University, and a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from Bryn Mawr College.
Bureau de l'appui aux politiques et aux programmes
Haoliang XuUN Assistant Secretary-General, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Director of Bureau for Policy and Programme Support
Haoliang Xu was appointed UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Assistant Administrator and Director for the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support by the United Nations Secretary-General in July 2019.
Previously, Mr. Xu was UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific since September 2013.
Prior to this, he served as Deputy Regional Director of the Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States in New York since 2010; UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Kazakhstan (2007-2010); Country Director in Pakistan (2005-2007); Deputy Resident Representative for Programme, Pakistan (2004-2005); Country Manager and Senior Deputy Resident Representative, UNDP Timor-Leste (2002-2004); Deputy Resident Representative, UNDP Iran (2000-2002); Programme Manager, Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, New York (1997-1999); Programme Officer/Junior Professional Officer, UNDP Kazakhstan (1997-1999).
Before joining the UN, Mr. Xu was a computer-aided design engineer with Louis Berger International Inc. in New Jersey and an assistant lecturer at Tongji University in Shanghai, China.
Mr. Xu, a Chinese national, holds a Bachelors in Engineering from Tongji University in Shanghai, and a Masters’ of Science in Management from the Stevens Institute of Technology (USA). He also holds a Masters’ of International Affairs in Economic Development and Policy Analysis from Columbia University (USA).