Office of the Resident Coordinator
The Resident Coordinator is the leader of the United Nations Country Team (UNCT), and her role is to bring together the various UN agencies to improve the coherence and effectiveness of their work for the development of Cameroon. She acts on behalf of the UN’s system impartially, in ensuring a strategic United Nations position in each country. It supports and promotes the UN’s responsibilities for human rights and humanitarian law-based programming, including the duties of UN’s entities and staff in this regard.
The Office of the Resident Coordinator is the main support structure for the Resident Coordinator and Country Team activities for the strengthening of the joint activities of the United Nations system in Cameroon. It coordinates UN operational activities for development so that United Nations assistance is aligned with national development priorities and the demand for capacity-building following international treaties and development goals.
The Resident Coordinator for Cameroon
Ms. Allegra Maria Del Pilar Baiocchi has been Resident Coordinator of the UN in Cameroon since July 2017. Prior to her appointment, she held the position of Regional Representative for West and Central Africa for the Office of Coordination of the United Nations Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Dakar, Senegal.
Ms. Baiocchi has held several positions within the United Nations and has worked in NGOs and academia. She has served in Burundi, Côte d'Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Senegal, Sudan, South Sudan, as well as at the UN Secretariat headquarters in New York.
A dual Italian and Venezuelan national, Ms. Baiocchi holds a Master's degree in Political Science and Development Economics from the University of Rome (Italy). She speaks French, Spanish, Italian, and English.