New York

08 May 2022

Note to Correspondents on the resignation of Grete Faremo 

The Secretary-General has accepted the resignation of Grete Faremo, the Executive Director of the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS).  

Ms. Faremo’s resignation is effective Sunday, 8 May.  

The Secretary-General is grateful for Ms. Faremo’s commitment and dedicated service to the Organization.  

Mr. Jens Wandel of Denmark is being appointed as the Acting Executive Director, effective 9 May, while the Secretary-General launches a recruitment process, in consultation with the UNOPS Executive Board, to find a successor to Ms. Faremo.  Mr. Wandel was most recently Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Reforms. He will be granted all the necessary support to ensure a smooth transition.