Pratibha Mehta, UN Resident Coordinator, to the Yemen Times:”It is our effort to absolutely ensure that security threats do not compromise our mission in Yemen.” [Archives:2008/1195/Reportage]

October 2 2008

With a PHD in Psychology and a Mid Professional Certificate in Gender Analysis and Urban Development as well as a Master's Degree in Child Development, Pratibha Mehta has been working in Yemen as the UN Resident Coordinator/ UNDP Resident Representative since the last week of May 2008.

Before coming to Yemen, Mehta was the UN Resident Coordinator/ UNDP Resident Representative in Mongolia, where the Mongolian president awarded her a “Polar Star”” order -one of the highest honors shown by the state of Mongolia- last May in recognition of her significant contribution toward social and economic development as well as strengthening of democratic governance in the country.

Nadia Al-Sakkaf interviewed Mehta on development issues and her work in Yemen.

As UN resident coordinator