The UN Resident Coordinator Office

Under the leadership of the UN Resident Coordinator (RC), who leads the UN Country Team (UNCT) in Armenia and coordinates all UN operations at the country level, the UN Resident Coordinator Office (RCO) provides strategic coordination support to the UNCT.

Its purpose is to maximize 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.

The overall framework for the coordination of the UN operational activities at the country level is the Common Country Analysis (CCA) and the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF), an overarching strategy framework for all the UN entities working in the country that is framed around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and is in line with the national priorities. 

The UN Resident Coordinator Office (RCO) fulfills five key functions in support of the responsibilities of the RC and the UN Country Team (UNCT):

  1. strategic planning;
  2. development economics;
  3. partnerships and development finance;
  4. data and results management and reporting;
  5. communications and advocacy.

The UN Resident Coordinator a.i. in Armenia

For the past 14 years Nanna Skrumsager Skau has been working for the UN World Food Programme (WFP), supporting access to food and nutrition security for populations in need around the world.

Before taking up duties for WFP Armenia, as Deputy Country Director in 2019, she was Head of Programme in WFP’s Country Office in Lao PDR. She has held WFP assignments in China and in DPR Korea.  In DPR Korea, besides working for WFP, Ms. Skau also worked as UN Resident Coordination Officer (RC officer). 

Before joining the UN, Ms. Skau worked for the European Commission Civil Protection Office and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) for almost four years working on Health and Food Aid policy formulation and specifically on food assistance coordination in humanitarian aid. 

Ms. Skau started her career for the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs working in the Asia Department with EU Asia policy coordination and development aid to Afghanization.  She was over the years desk officer for Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bhutan, Nepal, DPR Korea, Mongolia and Afghanistan. In total, Ms. Skau has been working with international relations, humanitarian and development assistance for more than 20 years. 

Nanna Skau

Nanna Skau

Resident Coordinator a.i.