The UN Resident Coordinator Office
UN Resident Coordinator
Within the context of the UN Reform, effective as of 1 January 2019, the Resident Coordinator is independent and his office supports the work of the Resident Coordinator as well as that of the UN Sub-regional Team by promoting articulation and coordination of Agencies, Funds and Programmes development activities to ensure coherence and an articulated response to countries’ national priorities and development challenges, in support of the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals and other international commitments. The Multi-Country Sustainable Development Framework (MSDF) 2017-2021 serves as the framework for articulating the UN’s work in the region.
The Resident Coordinator Office provides support through five core areas of expertise:
Additionally, the RCO is staffed with experts in the areas of Human Rights and Disaster Risk Preparedness and Response.
The UN Resident Coordinator in Barbados and the OECS
Mr. Didier Trebucq is the UN Resident Coordinator (RC) for Barbados and the OECS since 15 January 2019. As Resident Coordinator he leads the United Nations Sub-regional Team and is the highest-ranking official of the United Nations development system at country level.
Working closely with the national governments, the RC and the UNST advocate the interests and mandates of the UN system while drawing on the support and guidance of the entire UN family. The RC aims to bring together the different UN agencies to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operational activities the Eastern Caribbean region. As UN RC he is also the Designated Official (DO) for Security, responsible for the safety and security of all UN staff and their dependents.
Prior to becoming the Resident Coordinator for Barbados and the OECS, Mr. Didier Trebucq served as UNDP Country Director in Brazil. Previously he was the Deputy Resident Representative for UNDP in Peru and Deputy Resident Representative for UNDP in Guyana. He also worked in UNDP India as Programme Officer & Team Leader of Crisis Prevention and Recovery.
Before joining the UN, Mr. Trebucq worked as Head of Delegation of the French Red Cross in Colombia and Ecuador. Also, he was Administrator of "Medecins Sans Frontieres" in Kyrgyzstan and Tadjikistan and previously worked as an Executive in the private banking sector in France for five years.
Mr. Trebucq is an Economist and holds a Master of Science in Sustainable Development, with specialism in Environmental Economics from Imperial College London (UK) and a Master in Business Administration from the "Institut Français de Gestion" in France. He speaks fluently four languages: French, English, Spanish and Portuguese.