Christine Umutoni was appointed the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Liberia on February 1, with immediate assumption of office. She has carried a rich and vast experience in UN and diplomatic duties in different capacities over the past years and recently served as the UN Resident Coordinator in Mauritius and Seychelles in 2018, prior to the UN reform. Previously, she was the UN Resident, Humanitarian Coordinator and UN Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative in Eritrea. In her capacity as the Head of Governance, Justice, Gender and HIV Units in Rwanda in 2005, she supported the production of Rwanda's first-ever Joint Governance Assessment report and capacity building to governance institutions covering elections, anti-corruption, justice, human rights and peacebuilding. Prior to joining the UN system, she worked as a development consultant, focusing on governance and gender. Umutoni has worked with the Rwandan Government in various capacities, where she served as Rwanda’s Ambassador to Belgium, also accredited to the Netherlands, Luxembourg, the European Union and the Vatican, based in Brussels as well as Rwanda’s Ambassador to Uganda. Before her diplomatic assignments, she worked in the Office of the President as Advisor on Economic and Social Affairs and supported the process of the elaboration of Rwanda’s poverty reduction strategy, among other things.