“I have a fundamental belief in humanity. For us to conitnue to have a world fit for everyone to live in and framed by equality, empathy and rights for generations to come, we must continue to play our part as one global village. My purpose is to make an impact on the lives of people globally. As development and humanitarian actors, we have to save lives, and empower people. I do this because I believe in humanity and as one global village, we can make the world a better place. Multilaterilism is the key to this action and it is fundamental to my African and Liberian values. I will continue to carry these values, even outside of the UN system, but I am grateful to be one of the privileged individuals who get to do this with the United Nations.”
Sara Beysolow Nyanti of Liberia was appointed by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres as his Deputy Special Representative in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and Resident Coordinator in South Sudan. Sara also serves as the Humanitarian Coordinator. She brings more than 20 years of experience in international development and humanitarian affairs including in conflict and post-conflict settings, most recently serving as the Resident Coordinator in Nepal. She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in transformational leadership.