UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Ms. Shoko Noda assumes office

Oct 19, 2014

The UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative to the Maldives, Ms. Shoko Noda has assumed office on this Sunday (19 October 2014). 

Ms. Noda, who served as the Country Director for UNDP Nepal from 2011 until joining UNDP Maldives, began her United Nations career in 1998 as a Junior Professional Officer (JPO) and went onto fill in various positions in UNDP Headquarters in New York and other UNDP Country Offices around the world.

Other portfolios which Ms. Shoko during her career includes the Deputy Resident Representative for Programme and Operations in UNDP Mongolia from November 2006 to December 2010, the Recovery Coordination Advisor in the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator in Pakistan between October 2005 and November 2006 and, the Special Assistant for the then-UNDP Administrator Mark Malloch Brown.

Her other field assignments include Chief of Staff to the UN Secretary-General's Deputy Special Representative in Congo. She was the UNDP Assistant Resident Representative in the Former Republic of Yugoslavia (currently Serbia and Montenegro) and prior to that she served as a Programme Officer in Kosovo and Tajikistan during post-crisis recovery.

Ms. Shoko Noda was born in Kobe, Japan. She holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science from the Keio University in Tokyo.

Ms. Noda reaffirmed that UN Maldives remains committed to strengthening its partnership with the Government of Maldives for the betterment of all Maldivian people.   

“We look forward to closer collaboration with the Government, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and other relevant development partners to ensure continued progress and development of Maldives,” Ms. Noda stated.

Ms. Noda will also be presenting her credentials to the Government of Maldives.




Mohamed Naahee (Mr.)

Communications & Advocacy Associate,
United Nations Development Programme in the Maldives
Phone: +960 334 3277
Email: mohamed.naahee@undp.org
Twitter: @UNDPMaldives

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