The UN Resident Coordinator Office

The Resident Coordinator (RC) system encompasses all organizations of the United Nations system dealing with operational activities for development, regardless of their formal presence in the country. The RC system in Kuwait aims to bring together the different UN agencies to contribute to the realization of New Kuwait Vision 2035 by aligning results to Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2030 at the country level. The Resident Coordinator leads the UN country team and is the designated representatives of the Secretary-General for development operations. Working closely in partnership with Kuwait governments, the Resident Coordinator and country team advocate the interests and mandates of the UN drawing on the support and guidance of the entire UN family.

In Kuwait, the United Nations is represented by 22 agencies, funds and programmes.

The UN Resident Coordinator in Kuwait


The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Ms. Ghada Hatim Eltahir Mudawi of Sudan as the UN Resident Coordinator in #Kuwait, with the host Government’s approval.


Ms. Eltahir has more than 25 years of experience in #humanitarian and development affairs. Prior to her current appointment, she served on different positions at the UN Office of Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (United Nations OCHA) in New York, notably as Deputy Director of the Operations and Advocacy Division, where she was also Acting Director March to August 2022. She has also served as Chief of Eastern and Southern Africa and as Acting Deputy Director for Middle East and North Africa, overseeing OCHA activities in those regions. 


Before that, Ms. Eltahir served as the Executive Director of the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Gulf Cooperation Council Regional Office in Abu Dhabi; Country Director of MSF in Yemen and Nigeria and Nigeria Country Director of SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL and of iMMAP


Ms. Eltahir holds two master’s degrees in development studies, MA in Development Studies, from Erasmus University College - Institute of Social Studies, The Netherlands, and MSc in Gender and Development from Ahfad University, Sudan. She has also served on numerous international advisory boards and panels.


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United Nations Resident Coordinator to the State of Kuwait

Ghada Hatim Eltahir Mudawi,

United Nations Resident Coordinator to the State of Kuwait