The new Resident Coordinator (RC) of the United Nations system’s operations in Bhutan, Karla Robin Hershey presented her Credentials to the Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang yesterday.

Karla Robin Hershey is the second UN Resident Coordinator in the country following the 2019 UN development system reform when the RC position was separated from the position of UNDP Resident Representative, and the authority and leadership of the RC were strengthened as the highest ranking representative of the UN Development System over UN Country Teams.

The credentials ceremony was attended by members of the UN Country Team, senior officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Cabinet Secretariat.                                                                                                      

Karla Robin Hershey is from the United States of America. She has served as representative and Country Director, WFP Liberia; Resident Representative and Resident Coordinator, UNDP Lesotho and Serbia. She holds an MBA in Management from American InterContinental University, USA.