César Guedes, new Representative of UNODC in Pakistan


Cesar Guedes, Representative UNODC Pakistan5 June 2013 - A Peruvian/Canadian national, César Guedes is an international civil servant of the United Nations with 20 years of experience in various agencies such as UNODC, UNDP, UNIDO and UN Volunteers. He recently was appointed as the Representative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Pakistan.

During his long tenure with UN, he has served at varying levels in countries such as Guyana, China, North Korea, Jordan, Germany, Austria, Peru, Bolivia and Panama (where in 2008 he led the opening of the UNODC Regional Office for Central America).

Prior to arriving in Islamabad, he served as UNODC Representative in Bolivia managing an ample thematic portfolio which included alternative development/sustainable livelihood for coca farmers, drug demand reduction amongst youth, training of law enforcement officials and civil servants on combating transnational organized crime and corruption. Under his leadership, the office conducted a number of research studies and publications on UNODC mandate topics.
On completing his assignment in Bolivia, Cesar received the national award "Condor de los Andes" the highest honour conferred by the Bolivian Government to those engaged in rendering services of excellence to the country.

Prior to Bolivia he worked at UNODC HQ in Vienna, Austria as the Section Chief for Latin America and the Caribbean and was responsible for programmes and their monitoring in seven offices to include Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Panama and Peru.   Simultaneously, he worked in coordination with representatives of these offices and the relevant Vienna based permanent missions to the United Nations of the aforementioned countries.

César Guedes graduated from the University of Lima (Peru) with a Bachelor in Business Administration and later attained a Master's degree in International Relations and Development from the Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University at the Hague, in the Netherlands. He is also a graduate of the International Leadership Academy of the United Nations University.

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

Married with two children César is also involved in the practice of various sports. 


An interview with media upon arrival