Guterres welcomes new performing chief of UN initiatives providers

The workplace serves because the UN’s operational arm, devoted to implementing initiatives for the Group, worldwide monetary establishments, governments and different companions around the globe. 

‘Uplifting lives’

The event got here following the resignation yesterday of Govt Director Grete Faremo.

“It has been my nice privilege to guide UNOPS. I proceed to be pleased with UNOPS’ achievements and unprecedented development over these final eight years,” Ms. Faremo stated.

“I hope my determination will permit UNOPS to deal with its important work uplifting the lives of weak folks around the globe,” she added.

Tumultuous occasions

In December, Ms. Faremo positioned the Chief Govt of the UNOPS Sustainable Investments in Infrastructure and Innovation initiative on administrative leave as a result of an investigation into potential misconduct.

UNOPS eagerly awaits the result of the probe underway by the UN Workplace of Inside Oversight Companies (OIOS).

In a statement, UNOPS affirmed its dedication to working intently with the Secretary-Common’s workplace in the course of the transition, and stated that it has already begun implementing continuity plans to make sure Ms. Faremo’s departure wouldn’t have an effect on common mission actions.

Conserving the ship on the right track

Whereas the Secretary-Common launches a recruitment process – in session with the UNOPS Govt Board – to discover a successor to Ms. Faremo, Mr. Wandel will take the reins, efficient in the present day. 

Most just lately serving because the UN Special Adviser on Reforms, the performing UNOPS chief will probably be granted all the required help for a easy transition.     

Previous to this appointment, he additionally served because the Secretary-Common Designate for the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund.

Proper for the job

Mr. Wandel has in depth expertise working with worldwide organizations with a deal with administration, adaptive change and sustainable growth.

He has additionally served as Director of the UN Improvement Programme Bureau for Administration Companies.

The Danish nationwide holds a Grasp’s diploma in political science and authorities from Aarhus College in Denmark.


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