Wednesday, 16 May 2012 03:00

Newly Appointed DSRSG for Iraq Jacqueline Badcock arrives in Baghdad

Baghdad, 16 May 2012 - The Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq in Development and Humanitarian Affairs, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Ms. Jacqueline Badcock arrived at UNAMI Headquarters in Baghdad, to take up her duties on 13 May 2012. عربي  كوردی

“I am delighted to join the UN family in Iraq to support the UN Country Team to work cohesively in the spirit of delivering as one, and to actively contribute towards the Government and the people of Iraq through the delivery of technical assistance and capacity development activities at a juncture in time when the country is going through a transition towards a more peaceful and prosperous nation”, said DSRSG Badcock upon her arrival in Baghdad. She added that she looked forward to working closely with the Iraqi Government, state institutions, international and national NGOs, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Iraqi Red Crescent Society and civil society to collectively fulfill the mandates of the UN in Iraq to ensure a safe, prosperous and peaceful future for all citizens of Iraq.


Ms. Badcock was officially appointed by the UN Secretary-General as his Deputy Special Representative for Iraq, Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator and the UNDP Resident Representative on 8 March 2012.


Prior to her assignment in Iraq, Ms. Badcock was the UNDP Resident Representative and UN Resident Coordinator in the Philippines from August 2009.  She held similar positions in Namibia and Papua New Guinea from 2000 to 2004 and from 2004 to 2009 respectively.  Ms. Badcock joined the UN in 1990 as a Chief Technical Advisor for Food and Agriculture Organisation in Vietnam before serving as Representative of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Fiji and then the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.  She earlier served in various capacities in Papua New Guinea, Vietnam, Australia, and the Pacific Island Countries.


Ms. Badcock has extensive development and humanitarian cooperation experience, having led and worked closely with various UN country teams and partners from government, state institutions, civil society, donors, academia and the private sector.  She has written a textbook on nutrition for Papua New Guinea and written and contributed to 14 module texts for community nutrition distance education.


Born in the United Kingdom in 1953, Ms Badcock currently resides in Australia. She holds a bachelors degree (Hons) in Human Nutrition from the University of Surrey, and a doctorate in Nutritional Biochemistry from the University of London.  She is the Mother of two daughters.


Ms. Badcock replaces Mrs. Christine McNab of the United Kingdom who served in Iraq from October 2009 to March 2012.

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