About UNDP Resident Representative a.i.

About UNDP Resident Representative


As in most countries, the UN Resident Coordinator also serves as the UNDP Resident Representative in Iran.

Mr. Simonsen, a national of Denmark, holds an Masters of Arts in Political Science and English from University of Aarhus (1976).  Specialization: Development Studies, Globalization and Global Governance, International Relations, Scandinavian Development Policies, Political Philosophy. Mr. Simonsen's work experience and postings with the UN have been as follows:

March 2012 – present: Owner and Director of Strategy Consulting for Development.

2006 – 2012: Director, Nordic Office/UNDP in Copenhagen.

2003 – 2006: UN Resident Coordinator / UNDP RR in Turkey.

2000 – 2003: UNDP Deputy Regional Director, RBEC.

1997 – 2000:  UNDP Deputy Regional Director, RBLAC.

1994 – 1997:  UN Resident Coordinator / UNDP RR in Peru.

1991 – 1994:  Deputy Chief, Division I, RBLAC, UNDP.

1988 – 1991: UNDP Deputy Representative in Nicaragua.

1986 – 1988: UNDP Deputy Representative in Panama.

1983 – 1986: UNFPA Programme Officer, New York.

1980 – 1982: Junior Professional Officer, UNDP, Honduras.

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