Statement of the Office of the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Myanmar
11 October 2017
The UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Renata Lok-Dessallien announced today that she will be completing her assignment after nearly four years in Myanmar.
The Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator will use her remaining time until the end of the month to further the UN system’s efforts to promote peace and security, human rights, as well as humanitarian and development assistance for all people in Myanmar. She will continue to urge for the end of violence in the northern townships of Rakhine State, to allow full access for humanitarian aid, and to ensure the safe, dignified and sustainable return of refugees and IDPs to their places of origin.
The Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator expresses her gratitude to the Government and the people of Myanmar for the opportunity to serve in the country. She thanks her UN colleagues and partners for their exceptional commitment to promoting UN principles. She also appreciates the Secretary-General’s confidence in the UN team in Myanmar.
The departure of the Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator is a part of a succession process announced in the spring of this year. Renata Lok-Dessallien will be taking on another assignment at headquarters.
Media contact: Stanislav Saling, the Office of the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Myanmar, firstname.lastname@example.org or +95-942 651 9871