UN Resident Coordinator
and UNDP Resident Representative in Turkey
Ms. Irena Vojáčková-Sollorano has been appointed as the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative to the Republic of Turkey in December 2016. Previously she was the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative to the Republic of Serbia as of October 2013. In this capacity, she has lead the UN country team’s response to the historic floods in 2014 and to the refugee/migrant crisis in 2015/16.
Prior to this appointment, she has worked in different capacities for 28 years for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) as Director of the Department for Migration Management in IOM Headquarters, Regional Director in Asia and Central Europe. She has gained global migration expertize in Migration and Development, Labor Migration, Refugee Resettlement, Border Management, Smuggling, Integration, Trafficking and Emergency Response. Over the years, she was a member of several internal change-management teams, was a board member of regional research institutions and has developed strong collaboration with think tanks.
She holds a Diploma of the Asian Institute of Management, Manilla, Philippines; Diploma of the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna, Austria; M.A. in History, Geography, and International Law from the University of Vienna, Austria and a B.A. in History and Political Science from the University of Heidelberg, Germany.