Cesar Guedes (Peru) assumed functions in June 2021 as UNODC Representative in Afghanistan.

He brings in 27 years of UN experience in four continents with UNODC, UNDP, UNIDO and UN Volunteers in field office locations in Guyana, China, North Korea, Peru, Panama, Bolivia, Pakistan, and most recently in Mozambique; as well as HQ locations in Bonn (Germany) and Vienna (Austria).

He holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Lima (Peru) as well as a post graduate degree in International Relations & Development from the Institute of Social Studies (ISS) / Erasmus University in The Hague, The Netherlands. He holds a post-graduate Diploma in International Conflict Resolution from the United Nations University’s International Leadership Academy in Amman, Jordan and post graduate Diploma in International Programme Development Evaluation from Carlton University in Ottawa, Canada.

He is fluent in English, French, German, Spanish and Portuguese.