UN Country Team

The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) exists in 131 countries, covering all of the 165 countries where there are United Nations programmes. The UNCT encompasses all the entities of the UN system that carry out operational activities for development, emergency, recovery and transition in programme countries.

The UNCT ensures inter-agency coordination and decision-making at the country level. The main purpose of the country team is for individual agencies to plan and work together, as part of the Resident Coordinator system, to ensure the delivery of tangible results in support of the development agenda of the Government.

The UNCT membership, roles and responsibilities is laid out clearly within each UNCT. These will include accountability to each other and the Resident Coordinator, taking responsibility for elements of the Resident Coordinator/UNCT work plan, particularly in oversight of subsidiary groups, mobilization of resources for the UN Development Assistance Framework and UNCT plans, and taking part in mutual assessments. This will not prejudice their relationship with their own agency.

The UNCT is led by the UN Resident Coordinator, who is the designated representative of the UN Secretary-General. The Resident Coordinator reports to the UN Secretary-General through the Chair of the UN Development Group. For more information click HERE.

As a result of the UN Reform proposed by the Secretary-General António Guterres, since January 1st 2019, the United Nations is making sweeping changes to improve the delivery of its mandate. Among them is a new generation of Country Teams which is centred on a strategic UN Development Assistance Framework and led by an impartial, independent and empowered Resident Coordinator. 

The UN Country Team in Armenia is led by the Resident Coordinator and comprises of 13 specialized agencies, funds, programmes and organizations, 2 departmental offices and the Bretton Woods Institutions.

    UN RC      United Nations in Armenia  

Shombi Sharp
UN Resident Coordinator

    FAO   Food and Agriculture Organisation   Gayane Nasoyan
Assistant Representative
    ILO   International Labour Organization   Nune Hovhannisyan
National Coordinator
    IOM   International Organization for Migration   Ilona Ter-Minasyan
Head of Office
    OCHA   Office for the Coordination of the Humanitarian Affairs   Nino Lortkipanidze
National Disaster Response Adviser to the Caucasus Region
    OHCHR   Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights   Vladimir Shkolnikov
Human Rights Advisor for the South Caucasus
    UNAIDS   United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS   ---
National Programme Officer

    UNDP   United Nations Development Programme  

Dmitry Mariyasin
Resident Representative


    UNFPA   United Nations Population Fund  

Tsovinar Harutyunyan 
Assistant Representative

    UNHCR   United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees   Anna-Carin Öst 

    UNICEF   United Nations Children's Fund  

Tanja Radocaj

    UNIDO   United Nations Industrial Development Organization   Anahit Simonyan
Country Representative

    WFP   World Food Programme  

Jelena Milosevic
Country Director and Representative

    WHO   World Health Organisation   Egor Zaitsev
Representative and Head of Country Office

    DGC   Department of Global Communications  

Armineh Haladjian
Head of Office

    DSS   Department of Safety and Security   Enoch Penney-Laryea
Security Adviser
     IFC   International Finance Corporation  

Arman Barkhudaryan

    IMF   International Monetary Fund  

Yulia Ustyugova
Resident Representative

    WB   World Bank  

Silvie Bossoutrot 
Country Manager