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Mr. Antonius Broek Appointed New UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Belarus

Mr. Antonius Bernardus Broek is to become the new UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in the Republic of Belarus. The Government of Belarus has cleared his appointment.

Mr. Broek joined the United Nations in 1984 and worked for different UN agencies in a number of countries.

From 1984 to 1986, he was an Associate Expert for FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) in Pakistan; then from 1986 to 1992, he held a number of different posts in UNDP/OPS (now United Nations Office of Project Services) based in New York, USA.

Since 1984 Mr. Broek is with UNDP. During 1992-1996 he was a UNDP Assistant Resident Representative in China. From 1996 to 2000 he served as Deputy Chief of the Country Office Support Division of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific (RBAP) in New York.

From 2001 to 2004 while serving as UNDP Senior Deputy Resident Representative in Ethiopia, he played a key role in building a Government-Donor partnership with the private sector spearheading the launch of the Global Compact initiative in Ethiopia and creation of the national Eco-tourism Association.

Before coming to Belarus, Mr. Broek was the UNDP Country Director in Burundi (2004-2008). He managed the UNDP office and played an important role in UN coordination and UN integrated activities in the post conflict setting. He was instrumental in mobilizing donor resources for peace building and recovery activities in this war torn country.

Mr. Broek is a citizen of the Netherlands. Mr. Broek graduated from the Wageningen Agricultural University (the Netherlands) with a Master of Science degree. He speaks Dutch, English, French and German. He is married and has two children.

Mr. Antonius Broek is expected to arrive in Minsk on June 8.

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