UN Resident Coordinator in Zimbabwe takes new assignment in China

The below is a note from Mr. Alain Noudehou, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator:

I leave Zimbabwe on 4 April 2014 to take on my next assignment as United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in China. This is a short note to say goodbye and to thank you for your support and contributions during my tenure.

I leave Zimbabwe with a proud and humble sense of accomplishment and of optimism. My experience over the past 4 years has been great – with my colleagues from the UN, working with the national leadership, and with the assistance of development partners and civil society, we have made great contributions to the recovery and development process ongoing in the country. 

Over the past few years, critical gains were indeed made in Zimbabwe with solid support from the UN agencies in health, women's empowerment, HIV-AIDS, education, governance, food security, poverty reduction, agriculture, humanitarian assistance, etc. 

For the United Nations in Zimbabwe, our collective efforts in supporting these national objectives were made successful with hard work, dedication, and active contributions – both at the agency level and through the UN Country Team. 

Zimbabwe is well endowed.  The people of this land are highly capable.  Zimbabweans also know what to do to move the country to a new development trajectory.  The step changes needed are within the grasp of the leadership qualities that I have observed and witnessed here.

Thank you all for your support and contributions to the work of the United Nations in Zimbabwe during my tenure.



From 7 April 2014, the United Nations Resident & Humanitarian Coordinator in Zimbabwe, Mr. Alain Noudehou, will take on his next assignment as United Nations Resident Coordinator in the People’s Republic of China. During the interim period, the UNICEF Representative, Mr. Reza Hossaini will serve as acting United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator.