UNFPA Deputy Regional Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Prior to his current position, Ian McFarlane served as UNDPA Representative in Moldova and as Country Director in Albania and Nepal (2009-2012).
He also worked as Deputy Representative for UNFPA in Ghana (2006 – 2008) and Special Assistant to the Deputy Executive Director (Programme) in the NY Office of the Executive Director for UNFPA. As a Policy Specialist in the UNDGO in NY (1998 – 2004), he was part of the inter-agency team providing support to UN reform and the Resident Coordinator System.
Mr. McFarlane had previously worked in the NGO sector. He was the Country Representative in Haiti for Intermon (1997 – 1998), a Spanish NGO and a member of OXFAM international. From 1994 until 1997 he worked for an Actionaid, as a Policy Researcher and them was seconded to UNDP Geneva to enhance collaboration between UNDP and NGO in Europe and globally.