Addressing global challenges requires a collective and concerted effort, involving all actors. Through partnerships and alliances, and by pooling comparative advantages, we increase our chances success."
- Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General

Miles Stoby
Former Executive Director, UNFIP

Mr. Stoby served as the first Executive Director of the United Nations Fund for International Partnerships Trust Fund (UNFIP) from 1998 - 1999.

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Stoby served as Deputy Executive Coordinator for United Nations Reform. Previously, from 1992 to 1996, he served as Director of the Division for Policy Coordination and Economic and Social Council Affairs in the Department of Policy Coordination and Sustainable Development. While in that post, he was also Coordinator of the Global Conference on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States, held in Barbados in 1994.

From 1988 to 1992, Mr. Stoby was the Director of the Division of Economic and Social Council Affairs and Secretariat Services and Secretary of the Economic and Social Council. He also served as the Secretary of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, held in Brazil in 1992. He was Director-in-Charge of the Management Advisory Service and Central Evaluation Unit in the Department of Administration and Management in 1987 and 1988. From 1984 to 1987, he worked in the Department of Public Information as the Director of the Division for Economic and Social Information.

Mr. Stoby joined the Secretariat in 1987 as Senior Officer, later Principal Officer, in the Office of the Director-General for Development and Economic Cooperation, where he remained until 1982.

Mr. Stoby served in the Guyana diplomatic service from 1966 until 1978. His overseas postings included Washington, D.C., Brazil, and Guyana's Permanent Mission to the United Nations. During his two postings to the United Nations, in the early and mid-1970s, Mr. Stoby represented Guyana on the First, Second, and Fifth Committees of the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Committee for Programme and Coordination (which he chaired in 1975), and the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). He resigned from this diplomatic service at the Ambassadorial level.

Born in Georgetown, Guyana, on 26 April 1943, Mr. Stoby received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in economics and political science from Cambridge University, United Kingdom. He is married and has three children.