Secretary-General appoints David Gressly of the United States UN Resident Coordinator in Yemen

  • United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed David Gressly of the United States as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Yemen, with the host Government’s approval. Mr. Gressly will also serve as the Humanitarian Coordinator. 

Mr. Gressly brings over 40 years of international experience in peacekeeping, humanitarian assistance and development to the role, including a wealth of humanitarian leadership and extensive political and security knowledge in complex emergencies and conflict situations. At the United Nations, he held several leadership positions, including, most recently, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Protection and Operations for the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO). 

He also occupied the posts of United Nations Emergency Ebola Response Coordinator, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Stabilisation, and the Rule of Law, as well as Humanitarian Coordinator for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), Head of Mission for the United Nations Office in Mali (UNOM) and Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel for the 2012 food crisis. 

Prior to that, Mr. Gressly served the United Nations for more than 20 years, including as Regional Coordinator covering South Sudan. He also held managerial positions in Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea, India, and Nigeria within the Organization, working in the development and humanitarian fields. 

Mr. Gressly holds a Master of Business Administration in international finance. 

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