19 December 2019

Secretary-General appoints Catherine Sozi of Uganda UN Resident Coordinator in Ethiopia

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Catherine Sozi of Uganda as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Ethiopia, with the host Government’s approval. Dr. Sozi will also serve as United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator. 

Dr. Sozi has devoted more than 30 years to public service. She previously served as the Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa at the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), working for 18 years as the UNAIDS Country Director for Republics of Zambia and South Africa and the People’s Republic of China.  

Prior to joining the UN System in 2000, she worked with governments, the private sector and non-government organizations in the United Kingdom, Uganda and South Africa focusing on planning and delivering services to people.  

A medical doctor, she has Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners in the United Kingdom and holds a post-graduate Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She obtained her Bachelor of Medicine degree (MBBS) from Saint Mary’s Hospital Medical School, University of London. 

The photo shows Catherine Sozi facing the camera, wearing a white shirt and red blazer, stands in front of what seems to be offices buildings.