UN Resident Coordinator in Bosnia and Herzegovina and UNDP Resident Representative
Yuri Afanasiev is the UNDP Resident Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He assumed his duties as both UNDP Resident Representative and UN Resident Coordinator in February 2010.
Prior to his current position Mr. Afanasiev served as Resident Representative in UNDP Croatia. Mr. Afanasiev was the Management Coordinator for Response to Asian Tsunami based at the Bangkok Regional Center. Prior to that he was Senior Management Advisor at the Regional Bureau for Europe and CIS (RBEC) located at the UNDP headquarters in New York. He has also served as Deputy Resident Representative at UNDP Country Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1998-2001) and Deputy Director for Finance and Administration at Inter Agency Procurement Services Office (IAPSO), from 1997-1998. Mr. Afanasiev also acted as Policy Officer at the Bureau for Finance and Admin (BFA) at UNDP headquarters in New York and Portfolio Management Officer at the United Nations Office for Project Services.
Mr. Afanasiev holds an MA in International Economics and Finance from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO).