Secretary-General appoints Arnaud Peral of France UN Resident Coordinator in Tunisia
On 14 September, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Arnaud Peral of France as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Tunisia, with the host Government’s approval.
Mr. Peral brings more than 20 years of experience in sustainable development, democratic governance, gender equality, crisis prevention and management, conflict reduction and peace building to his new role. At the United Nations, he most recently served as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Ecuador after holding a number of leadership positions with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), including Country Director in Colombia, Deputy Resident Representative in Brazil and Mexico, Chief of Staff at the UNDP Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean in New York and Programme Officer in Cuba.
Prior to joining the United Nations, Mr. Peral held managerial positions in the French government, including Cooperation Counsellor for Scientific and Technical Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the French Embassy in Cuba, Research Assistant of the Ministry of Environment in France, and Research Assistant in public policy of the Ministry of Agriculture in Chile.
He holds a master´s degree in development economics from the University of Paris X in Nanterre, France and a bachelor’s degree in economic policy from the University Pierre Mendès France in Grenoble, France.