The publication summarizes progress of the UN System in Azerbaijan towards achieving the outcomes of the UN Development Assistance Framework and charts out the work plan for 2014.
UNDP Resident Representative
Mr. Antonius Bernardus Broek
UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in the Republic of Azerbaijan (2012 Oct - present)
Mr. Antonius Broek has been appointed as the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative for the Republic of Azerbaijan in October 2012.
Mr. Broek joined the United Nations in 1984 and worked for different UN agencies in a number of countries.
From 1984 to 1986, he was an Associate Expert for FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) in Pakistan; then from 1986 to 1992, he held a number of different posts in UNDP/OPS (now United Nations Office of Project Services) based in New York, USA.
Since 1984 Mr. Broek is with UNDP. During 1992-1996 he was a UNDP Assistant Resident Representative in China. From 1996 to 2000 he served as Deputy Chief of the Country Office Support Division of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific (RBAP) in New York.
From 2001 to 2004 while serving as UNDP Senior Deputy Resident Representative in Ethiopia, he played a key role in building a Government-Donor partnership with the private sector spearheading the launch of the Global Compact initiative in Ethiopia and creation of the national Eco-tourism Association.
Before coming to Belarus, Mr. Broek was the UNDP Country Director in Burundi (2004-2008). He managed the UNDP office and played an important role in UN coordination and UN integrated activities in the post conflict setting. He was instrumental in mobilizing donor resources for peace building and recovery activities in this war torn country.
Prior to his appointment in Azerbaijan, Mr. Broek served as UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Belarus from 2008 to 2012.
Mr. Broek is a citizen of the Netherlands. Mr. Broek graduated from the Wageningen Agricultural University (the Netherlands) with a Master of Science degree. He speaks Dutch, English, French and German. He is married and has two children.
The Resident Coordinator leads the United Nations System in Azerbaijan and is also the Resident Representative for UNDP in Azerbaijan. He is assisted by UNDP Deputy Resident Representative, Operations Manager and Assistant Resident Representative for Programme.
Previous UNDP Resident Representatives in Azerbaijan
H.E Mr. Fikret Akcura (2010 - 2012)
H.E. Mr. Bruno Pouezat (2007 – 2010)
H.E. Marco Borsotti (2001 - 2007)
H.E. Ercan Murat (1997 - 2001)
H.E. Paolo Lembo (1992- 1997)
Deputy Resident Representative
Mrs. Nato Alhazishvili is UNDP Deputy Resident Representative and is responsible for both the programmatic and operational aspects of its work. She has been working for UNDP for more than 13 years, mainly in the countries of Central Europe, Balkans and former Soviet Union. Before joining UNDP Nato Alhazishvili was Director of the Budget Department of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia. Nato holds a Masters degree in Public Administration from State University of New York at Albany.
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