UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative for Turkey
Ms. Irena Vojackova Sollorano assumed her duties as UN Resident Coordinator (RC) and UNDP Resident Representative for the Republic of Turkey on 19 December 2016.
Prior to this appointment, she was the UNRC in Serbia since 2013 October.
Before this appointment, her career was with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). She was Director, Department for Migration Management from 2010-2013, and during 2009, was Deputy Chief of Staff, at IOM HQ in Switzerland. From 2007-2009, She was Regional Representative for South East Asia, in Thailand, and from 2003-2007, Chief of Mission for Thailand. She was appointed as Chief of Mission for Austria from 2000-2003 and during the same period, had responsibilities as Coordinator for Central Europe and subsequently, became Regional Representative for Central Europe. Irena’s other assignments include: Coordinator for Central Europe and Austria, Austria (1999-2000); Coordinator for Central Europe, Austria (1998-1999); Desk Officer for Central Europe, Switzerland (1996-1998); Programme Officer for Central Europe, Switzerland (1995-1996); Operations Officer, Philippines (1992-1995) and Development Officer/Associated Expert, Philippines (1989-1992).
Irena holds a B.A. in History and Political Science from the University of Heidelberg, Germany and an M.A. in History, Geography, and International Law from the University of Vienna, Austria.