UNOSSC Director and Envoy of the Secretary-General on SSC

Mr. Jorge Chediek

UNOSSC Director and Envoy of the Secretary-General on South-South Cooperation


Since October 2015, Mr. Jorge Chediek has been the Director of the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation, leading United Nations system-wide promotion and coordination of South-South cooperation for development. In March 2016, Mr. Chediek was appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General as his Envoy on South-South Cooperation.

Prior to this, Mr. Chediek served as the UN Resident Coordinator/United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative in Brazil (2010-2015). In that capacity, he was also the Director of the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth, UNDP’s global forum for policy dialogue and South-South learning on social development innovations. He served as Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Peru (2005-2010); United Nations Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Nicaragua (2001-2005); Deputy Resident Representative in Cuba (1999-2001); Deputy Resident Representative in Uruguay (1996-1999); Programme Management Officer, Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States in New York (1994-1996); and Programme Officer and then Assistant Resident Representative in Turkey (1990-1994).

Preceding his United Nations career, Mr. Chediek worked at the Department of Legislative Analysis of the Argentinean Congress and as an independent consultant assisting in the design of financial investment systems in Argentina.

Born in 1960, he holds a Master of Science in Foreign Service (honors) from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and a Bachelor of Science (“Licenciado”) in Political Science from Catholic University in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


18 September 2018
Propagating South-South Cooperation in Latin America

10 June 2018
The India-UN Fund for South-South Cooperation: opening new paths

8 May 2018
An Exemplary African Experience

29 March 2018
Emerging Philanthropists

13 March 2018
China Central Television (CCTV) interviews Mr. Jorge Chediek on China’s achievements in South-South cooperation and poverty reduction

24 January 2018
The Unstoppable Strength of the South

18 December 2017
The South Working for the South: The India-Brazil-South Africa Fund

3 November 2017
Thailand: a visionary king and an example for the South

9 March 2017
Interview: China is playing leading role in promoting South-South cooperation, senior UN official says

3 March 2017
UN seeks stronger partnership with developing countries

1 March 2017
H.E. Mr. Virasakdi Futrakul, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, launched the “South-South in Action – Sustainability in Thailand: Experience for Developing Countries” publication and opened the exhibition on “The Lifetime Journey of the World’s Development King and the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy for SDGs”

4 November 2016
South-South cooperation a key to SDGs success, Says G-77

31 October 2016
Developing countries look to Dubai for “inspiration”

14 October 2016
La cooperación sur-sur es fundamental para la construcción de un mundo mejor: Jorge Chediek

12 September 2016
Brasil “ciente de sua responsabilidade” na cooperação internacional

24 June 2016
ONU destaca importância da cooperação Sul-Sul

27 April 2016
South-South cooperation needed to tackle climate change

4 April 2016
Dubai to host annual Global South-South Development Expo

21 March 2016
Secretary-General appoints Jorge Chediek of Argentina as Envoy on South-South Cooperation