By Roy Mabasa
A Filipino has been appointed to the highest post in the United Nations System in Cambodia.
According to the Department of Foreign Affairs, as UN Resident Coordinator in Cambodia, Pauline Tamesis will oversee the UN family of more than 20 specialized agencies, as well as affiliated programmes and funds, in Cambodia.
Prior to her appointment, Tamesis was Chief, Country Office Support of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) Bangkok Regional Hub from 2016 to 2018 and Country Director of the UNDP Office in Bangladesh from 2013 to 2016.
She holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Georgetown University and a Bachelor’s degree in Management Economics from the Ateneo de Manila University.
At a welcome dinner in her honor, Philippine Ambassador to Cambodia Christopher Montero noted that the appointment of Tamesis as UN Resident Coordinator in Cambodia as a ‘source of pride for the Philippines and the Filipino community in Cambodia.”
“I am confident that she will be able to discharge her important duties with the same professionalism and excellence that Filipinos are known for,” Ambassador Montero said.