The Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, announced today the appointment of Khardiata Lo N’Diaye of Senegal as his new Deputy Special Representative for Sudan in the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS), who also serves as the United Nations Resident Coordinator Humanitarian Coordinator.
Ms. Lo N’Diaye brings 35 years of experience in development, humanitarian assistance, women’s empowerment, democratic governance, conflict prevention, and peacebuilding. Most recently, she served as Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator ad interim in Niger (2020) and as Representative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) ad interim in Nigeria (2019). Prior to this, she was UNDP Resident Coordinator and Representative in Togo (2011-2018), as well as Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Representative in Niger (2007-2011).
Before joining the United Nations, Ms Lo N’Diaye held various high-level positions in the Senegalese public administration, including as General Manager of the Social Development Fund, as well as in the Ministries of the Economy, Women’s Affairs and Childhood, Social Development, Planning and International Cooperation.
Ms Lo N’Diaye has a postgraduate degree in spatial planning and urban planning, a master’s degree in economic geography and a bachelor’s degree in geography from the University of La Sorbonne, France. He is fluent in English and French.