Jigmi Wangdi

The new Resident Representative of UNDP Bhutan, Mohammad Younus presented his credentials to the Foreign Minister Lyonpo Dr Tandi Dorji at the Gyalyong Tshokhang yesterday.

Prior to his appointment as the Resident Representative of UNDP, Younus was the Senior Crisis Country Advisor at UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific in New York, USA. He has also served as the Chief or Head of the South and West Asia Cluster, based at the UNDP Regional Hub for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok, Thailand from 2017 to 2022.

Younus’s other assignments include Deputy Chief of the South and West Asia Division, New York from 2011 to 2016, Programme Advisor, UNDP Regional Bureau for the Arab States from 2006 to 2010 and Programme Advisor, UNDP Bureau of Crisis Prevention and Recovery from 2001 to 2006.

After the presentation of credentials, the UNDP Resident Representative made a courtesy call to the foreign minister and discussed various development issues and the partnership between the government and UNDP.

Younus succeeds Ms Azusa Kubota as the UNDP Bhutan Resident Representative.

UNDP has been supporting Bhutan since 1973 and has had a resident presence in the country since 1979.