Assistant Administrator and Director of the Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)
Ms. Ivana Živković is Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations and Assistant Administrator and Director, Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Ms. Živković also serves, together with the Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Europe, as the Co-Vice Chair of the Regional Collaborative Platform for Europe and Central Asia (RCP), which unites all UN entities working on development for the 2030 Agenda. The RCP is chaired by the Deputy Secretary-General.
Ms. Živković is a Croatian career diplomat with more than 25 years of experience. She most recently served as Director-General for Economic Affairs and Development Cooperation in the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs. She held various positions in the field of development, regional cooperation, trade and economic diplomacy and was posted to Stockholm and New York. She played a leading role in setting up the framework for international development cooperation in Croatia. During Croatia’s Presidency of the Council of the EU, she has coordinated both trade and development teams.
Ms. Živković holds a Master’s degree in International Economics from the Faculty of Economics, University of Zagreb and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Zagreb.
Deputy Regional Director of the Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)
Mr. Nick Hartmann is Deputy Regional Director of the Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Prior to this appointment, Mr. Hartmann served as the UNDP Resident Representative in Haiti.
Since joining UNDP Guinea-Bissau as an economist in 1995, his career has focused on fragile and conflict-affected states, institutional effectiveness and multilateral partnerships.
Prior to his posting to Haiti, he served as Senior Advisor to the Crisis Bureau and was the interim Director of the Joint Directorate of the Global Policy Network. In his former role as Director of UNDP’s Partnerships Group in the Bureau for External Relations, he worked closely with Member States and the wider UN system, advocating for multilateralism, positioning UNDP to mobilize resources and developing new digital solutions for greater organizational efficiency and transparency.
In the field, Mr. Hartmann served as the Deputy Country Director in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Deputy Country Director in Lebanon. Prior to these, he was the Conflict Prevention Advisor in the South Pacific/Fiji, UN Peace & Development Coordinator in the Solomon Islands and led the Asia Desk of the former Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR).
In an effort to mobilize Member States towards advancing UN system-wide coherence and effectiveness, he was seconded by UNDP to the Executive Office of the Secretary-General from 2005-2007, where he served as Advisor on UN Reform, contributing to the new management effectiveness proposals as were presented in the Secretary-General’s 2006 reform report Investing in the UN: For a Stronger Organization Worldwide.
Prior to joining the United Nations, he served in the European Union Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Brussels promoting US investment in the European Union and has served in the Directorate-General of External Relations with Japan of the Commission of the European Union.
Born in Kobe, Japan, Mr. Hartmann speaks English, French, German, Danish and Japanese. He holds an M.A. in Asian Economic Development from the School of Oriental an African Studies (SOAS) of the University of London, and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Essex.