The UN Resident Coordinator Office

The UN System in Timor-Leste consists of more than 15 different agencies. Under the Resident Coordinator's leadership, all UN agencies come together with the people, the Government of Timor-Leste, and development partners to support the achievement of Timor-Leste’s national development priorities.

The UN Resident Coordinator’s Office (UNRCO), supports and coordinates the work of UN entities to improve the impact, efficiency and effectiveness of the UN’s operational activities for sustainable development at the country level. The UN Resident Coordinator is the UN Secretary General’s designated representative in the country and is the point of contact on all matters relating to the work of the United Nations system in the country.

The UNRCO provides inter-agency coordination support to the UN Country Team (UNCT) and its various sub-groups (Operations Management Team – OMT, UN Communications Group – UNCG and UN Gender Task Group - GTG). The support includes strategic planning, programme coordination, operations management, policy guidance, data management, communications, public information, and results reporting – all seeking to enhance UN coherence and improve overall programme impact to better achieve development results.

The UN Resident Coordinator in Timor-Leste

In Timor-Leste, the UN Resident Coordinator (RC) is Roy Trivedy. He is responsible for leading and strategically positioning the UNCT in support of national priorities, development strategies, and plans. His responsibilities also include assisting the Government of Timor-Leste and key development partners to prepare for, and respond to, major humanitarian disasters. The RC also has responsibilities for the safety and security of all UN staff and their dependents in the country.  

Roy Trivedy has worked in international development for more than three decades. Previously he worked for the Department for International Development, UK for 13 years in various roles in the UK, African, and Asia. He joined the UK Civil Service after 20 years of working for non-governmental organisations including Oxfam and Save The Children in the UK, Mozambique, India, and Malawi. He studied at the Institute for Development Studies, Sussex after completing a law degree at the University of Sheffield, UK

Meet the RCO Team

  • Kanako Mabuchi, Head of UN Resident Coordinator’s Office
  • Ahmed Saleem, Communications Officer
  • Hanna Stenbacka Kohler, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
  • Alex Tilman, Development Coordination Officer
  • Gerson Alves, Development Coordination Officer/Economist 
  • Lino Tasik Pina, Associate Development Coordination Officer
  • Ervina Miguel De Jesus, Executive Assistant

UN Staff in Timor-Leste

There are over 500 staff of the United Nations in Timor-Leste, working with about 15 UN agencies that are contributing towards ensuring a better life for the people of Timor-Leste. For more details about UN work and agencies in Timor-Leste, see UN Entities in Timor-Leste.

The UN provides advice and support based on its global, regional, national, and local experience.

The UN in Timor-Leste provides value and is driven by human rights principles, good development, and humanitarian needs.

The UN Resident Coordinator Office

Roy Trivedy

Roy Trivedy

Resident Coordinator