The UN Development Coordinator's Office
The UN Development Coordinator (DC) is the highest-ranking representative of the United Nations Development System in Kosovo. It is equivalent to the Resident Coordinator, or RC as it is known elsewhere. The DC is the designated representative of – and reports to – the UN Secretary-General.
The UN Development Coordinator, supported by the Development Coordinator’s Office (DCO), is team-leading the UN Kosovo Team composed of agencies, funds and programmes that have cooperation in Kosovo and as such coordinating and facilitating an effective UN Development System support to Kosovo’s attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as specified in the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF).
The UNSDCF is a five-year programmatic framework developed based on a solid analysis, i.e. Common Kosovo Analysis (Link) and in consultation with national and international partners at all levels. The UNSDCF describes the shared strategic priorities of the UN Kosovo Team that will require the full range of expertise and resources from the United Nations agencies, funds and programmes.
The UN Development Coordinator in Kosovo
Ulrika Richardson has a 25 year long professional career with the United Nations in over three continents. Currently and since April 2018, Ulrika Richardson is the UN Development Coordinator in Kosovo. Before coming to Pristina, she was UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA Representative in Praia, Cabo Verde. Previously she served as UNDP Resident Representative and Deputy Representative in Gabon, Turkey and Cuba. Ulrika started her UN journey in 1995 with UN Volunteers. Previous experiences include with the African Development Bank in Abidjan, the Swedish Refugee Board and the Swedish Diplomatic Mission in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau.
Ulrika holds a BA in Social Psychology from Lund University, and MA in Development Economics from the University of Gothenburg with field research in Guinea-Bissau. Ulrika is born in Sweden and speaks English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.