I was a World Fellow after an intense period at the UN in the last two years of SG Kofi Annan’s term. My time at Yale helped me reflect about the events of that time, share my experience with students, faculty and other Fellows, write about it, and ultimately see my own work through the lens of others, recalibrate, and go back to the UN with a fresh outlook.
United Nations Development Program in Colombia
Jessica Faieta is Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Colombia since April 2019. She is also the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations System in Colombia. Jessica has more than 28 years of distinguished service in the United Nations.
Prior to this appointment, from March 2018 to March 2019, she was the Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Deputy Head of the United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia. Since 2014, she was UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Previously she served as Director of UNDP in Haiti in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 Earthquake; She led the UN in El Salvador and Belize. She also served in the Executive Office of UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and in the Office of the UNDP Administrator. Jessica has also had assignments in Argentina, Cuba, Guyana, and Panama.
A National from Ecuador, Jessica holds a Master’s in International Affairs, and an MBA from Columbia University in New York.