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


 

BIOGRAPHY

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.

 

STATEMENTS

12 January 2017
Introductory remarks at the launch of the “South-South in Action” publication series by the Royal Thai Government and the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC)

3 November
Closing remarks, Global South-South Development Expo 2016

31 October 2016
Welcoming remarks, Global South-South Development Expo 2016 Opening Ceremony

20 October 2016
Statement at the Opening Ceremony of One-Belt-One-Road Inclusive and Sustainable City Exhibition and Dialogue

6 October 2016
Introduction to the Report of the Secretary-General on the state of South-South cooperation and the Report of the nineteenth session of the High-level Committee on South-South Cooperation to the Second Committee of the United Nations General Assembly

16 May 2016
Introductory remarks at the opening of the nineteenth session of the High-level Committee on South-South Cooperation

21 April 2016
Statement at the Special Event to Promote South-South Cooperation in Climate Change and Launch of the Secretary-General’s New Initiative: The Southern Climate Partnership Incubator for the SDGs

12 October 2015
Statement at the presentation of the report of the Secretary-General on the state of South- South cooperation to the Second Committee of the United Nations General Assembly

 

ARTICLES and EDITORIALS

20 March 2017
Mainstreaming South-South cooperation in the UN system

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

11 July 2016
ACP Joins UN to advance South-South cooperation

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