The Resident Coordinator Office

The UN Resident Coordinator leads the UN Country Team, representing the United Nations system in interactions with Government, parliament, civil society and the private sector to advance agreed sustainable development objectives.

The Resident Coordinator Office supports the Resident Coordinator and the UNCT in developing, implementing, monitoring and reporting on the UN Cooperation Framework (former UNDAF) and in all joint activities related to Agenda 2030 in Uzbekistan.

The UN Resident Coordinator’s Office has five core functions:

  1. Strategic Planning
  2. Economics
  3. Partnerships and development finance
  4. Data and results management and reporting
  5. Communications and advocacy

The UN Resident Coordinator in Uzbekistan 

Sabine Machl assumed her duties on 1 June 2024 as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Republic of Uzbekistan.

Before this appointment Dr. Sabine Machl  served as UN Resident Coordinator in Georgia from June 2019 till May 2024. Prior to this post, Sabine has worked in international organizations for more than 22 years among those over 7 years for the UN. Her latest assignment was UN Women Representative in Indonesia and Liaison to ASEAN and before that she headed UN Women in Palestine and Kyrgyzstan.

From 2007-2011 Sabine was the Head of Section/Senior Adviser to the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities in The Hague covering the countries of the former Soviet Union. 

From 2005-2007 she was posted in Kyrgyzstan as Deputy Head of the OSCE Centre in Bishkek. She also worked for four years as the Head of the Central Asia desk in the OSCE Conflict Prevention Centre in Vienna. Throughout 2001 Sabine was assigned Deputy Head of the OSCE Mission to Estonia and during Austria’s OSCE Chairmanship in 2000, she was First Secretary in the Austrian Permanent Mission. She worked as Desk Officer for Southeastern Europe in the Political Section of the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at the European Parliament, in three different courts in Vienna and as a teacher in Croydon/London. 

Sabine holds two Master degrees (in Law and Languages) and a PhD in Law from the University of Vienna. A major amount for her PhD research was carried out in Groningen, the Netherlands. Sabine is fluent in German (mother tongue), English, Russian and French. She is married and has two sons.


Sabine Machl

Sabine Machl

The United Nations Resident Coordinator in Uzbekistan.