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Newly appointed UN Resident Coordinator in Kyrgyzstan presented copy of her credentials to Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan

09 August 2022

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Today, 9 August 2022, Ms. Antje Grawe, the newly appointed United Nations Resident Coordinator in the Kyrgyz Republic, presented copies of her credentials to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic, H.E. Jeenbek Kulubaev. 

During the meeting, the sides discussed ways to further deepen the partnership between the United Nations (UN) and the Government of Kyrgyzstan, including on the basis of the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework, signed between the UN and the Government of Kyrgyzstan in June 2022.  They also discussed ongoing efforts to deepen regional economic cooperation, advance inclusive economic and social development with vulnerable groups at the heart, and explored future cooperation in the spheres of environmental protection and climate action, among other. Ms. Grawe expressed her eagerness to explore the diversity of Kyrgyzstan and meet its people, while closely and regularly engaging with national and local authorities, women and human rights actors and representatives of other civil society groups, as well as private sector, academia and international partners.

The UN Resident Coordinator in Kyrgyzstan reiterated the strong commitment of the UN Country Team to support the advancement of Kyrgyzstan's national development priorities, for the benefit of the people of the Kyrgyz Republic. 

 

Ms. Grawe brings more than 20 years of experience in international cooperation, sustainable development and peace and security with the United Nations and other international and bilateral organizations. 

Prior to her appointment as UN Resident Coordinator, Ms. Grawe served for three and a half years with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, first as Deputy Chief Monitor leading the Mission's work in the fields of human rights, gender, environment and dialogue facilitation, since April this year as Acting Head of Mission.

Earlier, she served with UN Political and Peace Operations in various leadership and senior advisory roles in Afghanistan, Haiti and for the Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen (OSESGY). In Afghanistan, she led the Regional Office of the United Nations Assistance Mission (UNAMA) in Herat and was the Head of the Mission's Analysis and Planning Unit. In the OSESGY, she served as Senior Peacebuilding Officer after having advised the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) as Senior Special Assistant for nearly four years. 

Ms. Grawe also worked with the German Government at the Embassy in Pakistan as Counsellor for Economic Cooperation and Development and as Desk Officer for Afghanistan in the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in Bonn, in addition to positions with the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) at its Headquarters in Germany and in Afghanistan.      

Ms. Antje Grawe holds a master’s degree in Political Science and History from the University in Trier, Germany. She also holds a certificate in political science from the Institut d’Études Politiques in Bordeaux, France, and studied at Universities in Krakow and Warsaw in Poland. 

Newly appointed UN Resident Coordinator in Kyrgyzstan presented copy of her credentials to Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan

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