Office of the UN Resident Coordinator
The Resident Coordinator’s Office (RCO) aims to bring together the different UN agencies to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operational activities at the country level. Resident Coordinators lead UN Country Teams (UNCTs) and are the designated representatives of the Secretary-General for development operations. Working closely with national governments, Resident Coordinators (RC) and country teams advocate the interests and mandates of the UN System (UNS) while drawing on the support and guidance of the entire UN family. All representatives of UNS organisations at the country level report to the RC on matters related to the working of the UNCT and implementation of the jointly agreed UNCT work programme derived from the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF). Other members of the local RCO team include the UN Coordination Analyst and the Human Rights Officer.
Our Resident Coordinator
Mr. Stephen O’Malley, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative for Barbados and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States, assumed his post in August 2013. Before this assignment, he spent 12 years in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the UN Secretariat in New York. His last post was as Deputy Director, Coordination and Response Division from March 2013 until August 2013. From 2008-2013, he was Chief, Central Emergency Response Fund Secretariat, and from 2001-2008, he served in a variety of roles in OCHA related to southern and central Africa. Prior to joining OCHA, Stephen spent seven years with the non-governmental organization Médecins sans Frontières in North America, Europe and Africa.