The Office of the UN Resident & Humanitarian Coordinator in Myanmar

imageAn inter-agency humanitarian convoy delivers aid to displaced people in Kachin State. Photo: OCHA

The Resident Coordinator is the designated representative of the United Nations Secretary-General to Myanmar and is responsible for the coordination of UN activities in the country. Recognizing that the three global pillars of the UN, development, peace and security and human rights, are interlinked and mutually reinforcing, the UN System in Myanmar works under the leadership of the Resident Coordinator to ensure a harmonized approach to support Myanmar to achieve its priorities, in line with the 2030 Global Development Agenda – The Sustainable Development Goals – and internationally agreed treaties and standards.

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In Myanmar, the Resident Coordinator is also designated as the Humanitarian Coordinator and is responsible for the strategic and operational coordination of relevant humanitarian actors in Myanmar. The Humanitarian Coordinator ensures that humanitarian action is timely, effective and efficient. The ultimate objective is to alleviate human suffering and protect the lives and dignity of the population in need. Humanitarian action is guided by the principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independence.