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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Ola Almgren as the UN Resident Coordinator in Myanmar.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres’s spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said, Swedish national, Ola Almgren has appointed as new UN Resident Coordinator in Myanmar.

“Mr. Ola Almgren will also serve as UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Myanmar,” he said.

Mr. Knut Ostby was appointed as a temporary UN Resident Coordinator in Myanmar by the United Nation in November 2017, succeeding Mr. Ola Almgren.

Bringing 29 years of experience to the United Nations, Mr. Almgren held several leadership positions in the coordination of humanitarian assistance, development cooperation, and peace and security. 

Mr. Almgren was previously Chief of Staff of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) from 2010 to 2013, and Head of the Integrated Office of the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary‑General for that Mission, from 2009 until 2010. 

He also served in the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and its Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (2006-2009).

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