Friberg-Storey of Sweden appointed UN Resident Coordinator in Kazakhstan

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 United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Michaela Friberg-Storey of Sweden as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Kazakhstan.   

Ms. Friberg-Storey brings over 20 years of experience working in peace, security and development to this position.  Most recently, she has worked on strategic leadership of humanitarian operations and diplomacy for the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

Earlier she served as Head of the Security Sector Reform Division of the Agency for Peace, Security and Development of the Swedish Government. Furthermore, she has served in the Security Policy Department of the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.


Ms. Friberg-Storey also headed the Election Field Operations of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) within UNMIK in Kosovo. In addition, Friberg-Storey served as the UN Special Envoy for Kosovo. Furthermore she held the position of Director of the European Union Integration Office. She started her international career with Médecins Sans Frontières.

Ms. Friberg-Storey holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Stockholm University. She completed a post-graduate master’s degree in humanitarian assistance at Uppsala University.