Saturday 24 October, 2020

Faine Richards finds new home at United Nations office

Former newsroom Editor Faine Richards is now the Development Coordination Officer at the UN Resident Coordinator's Office in T&T

Former newsroom Editor Faine Richards is now the Development Coordination Officer at the UN Resident Coordinator's Office in T&T

The United Nations Resident Coordinator’s Office in Trinidad and Tobago has officially welcomed former newsroom editor and broadcaster, Faine Richards, as the new Development Coordination Officer for Programme Communications and Advocacy.  

A release from the UN's RCO office said Richards, who spent 11 years as a newsroom storyteller, now brings her skills in crafting captivating and dynamic multimedia communication to the work of the UN.

She will shape the public outreach and media messaging of the Resident Coordinator’s Office to showcase the impact of the UN’s work on the people of T&T and the Caribbean.

Her work will support the UN Resident Coordinator, Marina Walter, in deepening engagement with the UN’s traditional partners and forging relationships with new ones across government, the private sector and civil society as the country works towards achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

Walter is the designated representative of the UN Secretary General in T&T, Suriname, Aruba, Curacao and Sint Maarten and the highest-ranking representative of the UN agencies, programmes and funds that operate in these countries.

Her office shapes the strategy of the entire UN team so they can support each country’s goals for development and their journey towards the SDGs. As coordinator of the UN’s development work,W alter is the UN’s direct intermediary with Heads of State and Government.

Walter said Richard’s work at the Resident Coordinator’s Office will bring more eyes to the critical work the UN is undertaking with its partners in Government and civil society.

She said: “The next 10 years will be key in supporting Trinidad and Tobago on its path towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Advocacy is an important element in this as it helps to raise awareness and mobilises citizens and partners to take on this task together. Having Faine as part of the team will allow us to make this important connection.“    

 

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