The Resident Coordinator System in the Caribbean
The United Nations Country Teams in Belize, Guyana, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago, and the two Multi-Country Teams operating out of Barbados and Jamaica, are each led by a Resident Coordinator designated to oversee development coordination activities in their respective duty stations.
These Resident Coordinators (RC) are part of a system for synchronizing UN activities at the country level into a coherent development product. This system – comprising the Resident Coordinator, the UN Country Team, and the Resident Coordinator Office - is supported by the UN Development Coordination Office (DCO).
The system’s coordinating role is extended regionally through the network of five Resident Coordinators (one is assigned for both Suriname and Trinidad Tobago) stationed in the Caribbean. They jointly manage implementation of the United Nations Multi-Country Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UN MSDCF) - a blueprint for UN support to Caribbean Governments.
Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean: UN Resident Coordinator Didier Trebucq
Belize: UN Resident Coordinator Birgit Gerstenberg
Guyana: UN Resident Coordinator Yeşim Oruç
Jamaica, The Bahamas, Bermuda, The Cayman Islands, and Turks and Caicos: UN Resident Coordinator Garry Conille