The UN Resident Coordinator Office

The United Nations Resident Coordinator Office supports the work of the UN Resident Coordinator. The UN Resident Coordinator leads the UN Country Team in consultations with the Government to define and agree on the UN strategic response to the Government’s development priorities. This response is captured in the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF).

The UNSDCF is a medium-term Cooperation Framework providing coherent and strategic direction of the UN system to the national development priorities. It guides the UN system in planning and implementing UN development activities at country level, as well as in mobilizing a spectrum of development partners beyond the United Nations. Currently, the UN framework for Indonesia is under the UNSDCF 2021-2025.

The office coordinates activities related to common programming including Agenda 2030, joint programmes, joint programming activities and development coordination work. This is done in conformity with the objectives and priorities of the Government, and the mandates and objectives of the United Nations agencies.

The UN Resident Coordinator Office has five core functions:

  1. Strategic Planning
  2. Economics
  3. Partnerships and development finance
  4. Data and results management and reporting
  5. Communications and advocacy

The UN Resident Coordinator in Indonesia

Ms. Valerie Julliand is currently the UN Resident Coordinator (UN RC) in the Republic of Indonesia. She began her assignment in October 2020.

Prior to her current assignment, Ms. Julliand served as the UN RC in Nepal since 2016. Prior to coming to Nepal, she held the position of Resident Coordinator/Resident Representative in Guatemala (2013-2016) and in the Dominican Republic (2009-2013).

From 1995 to 2008 Ms. Julliand was with the Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) where she served as Head of IRIN News, Regional Office for West Africa (2006-2008), Head of the Regional Office for East Africa and the Great Lakes (1999-2006), and Senior Humanitarian Affairs Officer, and Demobilization and Reintegration Programme Manager, Angola Country Office (1995-1999).

Before joining OCHA, Ms. Julliand undertook voluntary work in Eastern DRC (1995) and was the Programme Director for Handicap International in Serbia and Bosnia (1993-1994). From 1984 to 1992 she worked in various positions in publishing companies in Paris, most notably as General Director of BIBA (a French women’s magazine) and Publisher of various magazines in the “Groupe Express” in France and in Poland.

Ms. Julliand, a French national, holds a Masters in Political Science from the Institute d’Etudes Politiques, France and an MPhil in Human Resources Management from the Institut de Gestion Sociale, France. She speaks French, English and Spanish.

Valerie Julliand, Resident Coordinator in Indonesia

Valerie Julliand

Resident Coordinator