Liberians have been overwhelmed around the world following the appointment of Madam Sara Beysolo Nyanti by the United Nations Secretary General António Guterres as his new Deputy Special Representative in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan
Madam Beysolow Nyanti who is currently the Resident Coordinator of the UN operations in Nepal was appointed early this week. This triple function role, which is at the level of Assistant Secretary-General, will put Mrs. Nyanti in charge of the UN’s entire development and humanitarian programmes in South Sudan, Africa’s youngest republic.
She will be leading the UN’s efforts for the establishment and strengthening of systems and structures for development across all sectors of the country including recovery and stabilization strategies. Before her appointment, she served in various capacities of responsibility within the UN organization, including leadership roles in the UN agency, UNICEF.
GNN-Liberia has taken up time to probe in the profile of Madam Nyanti who has been named on this global assignment.
Madam Beysolow-Nyanti is also a Minister of the Gospel at the Zion Grove Baptist Church in Brewerville, outside Monrovia.
Back home she served as Board Member of the Center for Transparency and Accountability in Liberia CENTAL
Madam Nyanti who currently serves as UNICEF resident coordinator in the Republic of Nepal noted that, having contributed to the strengthening of systems for accountability and transparency around the world, she would like the opportunity to do the same here in Liberia through CENTAL. “With that, I herein express my interest in joining you to continue the great work that you all have been doing. I know that the global perspectives will add value to what you are doing; and take us further down the path of realizing the mission of CENTAL,” the high-ranking female UN Official stated.
Madam Sara Beysolow Nyanti holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration and is a Globally accredited Partnership Broker with the Partnership Broker Association, UK. She is the highest ranking Liberian in the United Nations since 2019 with a grade of D2.
Madam Nyanti served in the following capacities over the last 20 years: UNICEF Resident Representative to the Republic of Yemen, February 2019 to July 31, 2020; UNICEF/World Bank Team Leader, Emergency Cash Transfer for 9million Yemenis, 2017 –2019; UNICEF Resident Representative to the Islamic Republic of The Gambia, 2015 –2017; UNICEF Head of Office in Lagos, Nigeria, 2010 – 2015; UNICEF HIV/AIDS Advisor to the Representative in Namibia, Kenya, 2009 – 2010; UNICEF Chief of HIV/AIDS Section in Nepal, 2007 – 2009; UNDP International Program Manager, Nepal, 2005 – 2006; UNDP Program Analyst/Global Fund Program Manager in Liberia, 2003 – 2005 and Government of Liberia, Director, National AIDS Control Program, 1999 – 2003.
Liberians are indeed proud of this great African and Liberian woman for her achievements.