Secretary-General appoints Sylvia Lopez-Ekra of Côte d’Ivoire United Nations Resident Coordinator in Morocco
On 10 August, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Sylvia Lopez-Ekra of Côte d’Ivoire as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Morocco, with the host Government’s approval.
Ms. Lopez-Ekra brings several years of experience in development work, including 18 years of service to the International Organization for Migration (IOM). She was most recently posted in Accra as the Chief of Mission and Country Representative for the IOM offices in Ghana, Benin and Togo.
Prior to that, Ms. Lopez-Ekra served as the United Nations Resident Coordinator ad interim in Ghana and also worked at IOM Headquarters in Geneva, where she led the gender coordination unit after serving as a project manager for empowerment and income-generating programmes for conflict-affected women in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, and Rwanda.
Ms. Lopez-Ekra holds a master’s degree in law and public administration, with honours, from the Panthéon-Sorbonne University in Paris, France.