Aquino receives in Malacanang UN resident coordinator-A A +A
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III welcomed United Nations (UN) Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in the Philippines Luiza Carvalho at a courtesy call in Malacanang on Tuesday.
Joining the President in welcoming Carvalho were Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman and Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin.
Carvalho’s UN Team in the Philippines was behind the P126-million funding from the United Nations released this month for the relief and rehabilitation efforts in Zamboanga City.
At the height of the armed conflict, Carvalho was among those who joined the nation and international humanitarian communities in condemning the violence in Zamboanga and called for the protection of human rights especially women and children who suffered during the clashes.
Carvalho is concurrently the resident representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Philippines. She is also the UN Designated Official for Security.
From 2008 to 2012, she was assigned as resident coordinator of UN in Costa Rica, and worked as representative for the UNDP in Venezuela and Brazil. (SDR/Sunnex)