The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, has announced the appointment of Mr. Dennis Zulu, a Zambian national, as the United Nations Resident Coordinator for Jamaica. In this role, Mr. Zulu will also oversee the coordination of UN activities in the Bahamas, Bermuda, Turks and Caicos, and the Cayman Islands.
In a Statement Issued by Namatama Njekwa, First Secretary for Press and Public Relations at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Zambia to the United Nations in New York, it has been noted that upon receiving this appointment, Mr. Zulu, expressed his profound sense of privilege and honour. He remarked, “I feel privileged and deeply honoured to be appointed as the Resident Coordinator for the United Nations in Jamaica, the Bahamas, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Turks and Caicos. This opportunity to serve and contribute to the important work of the UN is one that I am grateful for.”
Mr. Zulu further articulated his commitment to advancing the UN’s agenda and that of its Member States. He emphasized his dedication to strengthening the UN’s impact in addressing development challenges within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He stated, “Working with the United Nations Country team, the Governments, and a diverse group of stakeholders, I am committed to dedicating my utmost efforts towards advancing the UN agenda and that of its Member States. By fostering collaboration, fostering meaningful partnerships, and leveraging resources, my aim is to strengthen the UN’s impact in addressing the development challenges within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS).”
With over 20 years of experience in international development, the private sector, and academia, Mr. Zulu brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his new role. Prior to this appointment, he served as the Director of the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean. Additionally, Mr. Zulu served as the UN Resident Coordinator for Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, Aruba, and Curacao from March 2022 to June 2023, among other significant roles.
This appointment also holds particular significance in Zambia’s pursuit of enhanced representation of its nationals within the management structures of multilateral institutions, including the United Nations. Ambassador Chola Milambo, Zambia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, underscored the importance of this development in aligning with the efforts of the New Dawn Government.
The Permanent Mission of the Republic of Zambia to the United Nations extends its congratulations to Mr. Dennis Zulu on his appointment and wishes him success in his new role, confident that he will make valuable contributions to the work of the United Nations in the assigned region.