17 September 2021
Ms Nardos Bekele-Thomas the UN Resident Coordinator in South Africa hosted a Farewell Reception for Ms Zhuldyz Akisheva, Regional Representative of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). UNODC is a global leader in the fight against illicit drugs and transnational organized crime, terrorism and corruption.
Ms Zhuldyz Akisheva is a Kazakhstan Citizen, a seasoned Diplomat and A Diplomat Par excellence, prior to her role in South Africa and the SADC Region, she worked as the Country Manager for UNODC Country Office in Viet Nam (2010- 2015), Head of the UNODC Programme Office in Kyrgyzstan (2008-2010), Deputy Regional Representative at the UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia (2004 – 2008) and has more than 17 years of work experience with UNODC both at HQ and field
The Farewell Reception was attended by Hon. Lindiwe Zulu, Minister of Social Development , Hon. John Jeffery, Deputy Minister of Justice, Head Representatives of the UN Agencies in South Africa, Representative of Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Diplomatic Corps, His Excellency Ambassador Kanat Tumysh of Kazakhstan, Mr Bernard Rey, Head of Development Cooperation, European Union delegation in South Africa, Representatives of the Department of Justice, Representatives of National Prosecution Authority, Hawks and Civil Society.
Ms Zhuldyz Akisheva, a Kazakhstan Citizen, A seasoned Diplomat and A Diplomat Par excellence, You exemplified women leadership excellence in Your role in South Africa and the Region.
The Diplomatic Informer Magazine SA, wishes Ms Zhuldyz Akisheva, UNODC Regional Representative success in all her future endeavors.
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