Resident Coordinator and Resident Representative, United Nations Development Programm (UNDP), Serbia
Ms. Irena Vojáčková - Sollorano has been appointed as the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative to the Republic of Serbia in October 2013. In this capacity she has lead the UN country team’s response to the floods in 2014 together with UNDP and to the refugee/migrant crisis in 2015 together with UNHCR. In addition she has strengthened UN interagency coordination and cooperation with the Government of Serbia and Civil Society partners and negotiated with the government for rent free premises for the UN country team. Prior to this appointment she has worked in different capacities for 28 years for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Asia and Europe and has gained expertise in Migration and Development, Labor Migration, Refugee Resettlement, Border Management, Smuggling, Integration, Trafficking and Emergency Response. Her last appointment with IOM was as Director of the Department for Migration Management (2010-2013) in IOM Headquarters in Geneva. Over the years she has served on boards of research institutions and developed strong collaborations with think tanks. Irena holds a M.A. in History, Geography, and International Law from the University of Vienna, Austria; B.A. in History and Political Science from the University of Heidelberg, Germany; Diploma of the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna, Austria and a Diploma of the Asian Institute of Management, Manilla, Philippines.