Secretary-General appoints Karima El Korri of Morocco United Nations Resident Coordinator in Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam, and Singapore
18 August 2021
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Karima El Korri of Morocco as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam, and Singapore, with the host Government’s approval. She will take up her post on 20 August.
Ms. El Korri brings to the position more than 20 years of international development experience, which she has acquired at the United Nations and externally. Within the Organization, she most recently led the 2030 Agenda division at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), a role she assumed after managing the population and development portfolio and pioneering the work of the Commission on international migration, population ageing, and youth empowerment. Before that, she served as a regional advisor on governance and project coordinator at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Prior to joining the United Nations, Ms. El Korri worked in Morocco as a lecturer at the Al-Akhawayn University as well as with a think-tank engaging with government, civil society, the private sector, academia, youth, and international organizations on development issues in the country.
She holds a master’s degree in applied linguistics from Teachers College, Columbia University in New York, USA and a bachelor’s degree in English from Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco.