The UN Resident Coordinator Office

In Saudi Arabia, the United Nations is represented by 23 agencies, funds and specialised programmes.

The country team (known by its acronym UNCT) is made up of representatives of these organisations. As head of the country team, the UN Resident Coordinator (RC) guides and supports the work of the UNCT, ensuring effective coordination and cooperation across the mandates of each organisation.

As the main support structure for the activities of the Resident Coordinator and the country team, the Office of the Resident Coordinator (RCO) strengthens the joint activities of the United Nations system in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 

Its purpose is to maximise, in a coordinated manner, the work of the United Nations so that the system can provide a collective, coherent and integrated response to national priorities and needs, within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals and other international commitments.

The UN Resident Coordinator in Saudi Arabia

Eltayeb Adam, UNICEF Regional Representative for the Gulf States is the Resident Coordinator a.i.


UNICEF REpresentative

Eltayeb Yagoub Adam

Regional Representative for the Gulf States / UN Resident Coordinator a.i.