Dennis Zulu of Gambia will serve as the highest-ranking representative of the UN Development System in Jamaica.
The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Mr. Dennis Zulu of Zambia as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Jamaica, with the host Government’s approval. Mr Zulu will also be responsible for coordinating UN work in the Bahamas, Bermuda, Turks and Caicos and Cayman Islands.
Mr. Zulu has more than 20 years of experience in international development , the private sector and academia. Prior to taking up his appointment as the Resident Coordinator, he served as the Director of the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean. There, he led efforts to provide programmatic support and guidance to ILO constituents in identifying and addressing their country’s decent work priorities.
He also directed the formulation, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting of the substantive work programmes of the Decent Work Team. His work helped policy development through the promotion of the Decent Work Agenda dimension to social, economic, and environmental policy makers and other stakeholders.
Mr Zulu also served as UN Resident Coordinator a.i for Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, Aruba, and Curacao from March 2022 to June 2023. He has also served as ILO’s Director for Anglophone West Africa and Representative to the Economic Commission for West Africa States (ECOWAS) based in Nigeria from 2015 to 2019.
Mr. Dennis Zulu holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Mzumbe University, Tanzania, a Post-graduate diploma from Stellenbosch University of South Africa and a Bachelor of Arts’ Degree from the University of Zambia.