The United Nations has a new Resident Coordinator in Liberia. She is Ms. Christine Umutoni of Rwanda.
Ms. Umutoni replaces Nail Scott who served in the position for two years.
UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, made the appointment after it was approved by Liberia, the host Country, as diplomatically required.
According to a release from the United Nations Office in Liberia, the appointment takes immediate effect.
Ms. Umutoni recently served as the UN Resident Coordinator in Mauritius and Seychelles.
She was already in this position prior to the UN reform.
Previously, she was the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator and UN Development Program Resident Representative in Eritrea.
Ms. Umutoni also worked for UNDP as Country Director in Zimbabwe, Country Advisor in the Regional Bureau for Africa at Headquarters in New York, and Head of the Governance, Justice, Gender and HIV Units in Rwanda.