UN Resident Coordinator / UNDP Resident Representative


Mr. Rastislav Vrbensky assumed the position of UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative to Montenegro in October 2011.

Prior to his appointment in Montenegro, he served as Country Director in UNDP Tajikistan from November 2008 to October 2011. He also served as Deputy Resident Representative in UNDP Serbia from 2004 to 2007. He joined UNDP Bratislava Regional Centre in 2000 as Sustainable Development Policy Advisor, and since then he was Officer-in-Charge for support to countries without full UNDP presence, Democratic Governance Practice, Regional Coordinator for Capacity 21 Programme and Assistant Director.

Before joining UNDP, Mr. Vrbensky worked for the Government of Slovakia and the Regional Environmental Centre for the Central and Eastern Europe in Bratislava.

Mr. Vrbensky holds a PhD degree in development studies from the Comenius University in Bratislava and Master’s degrees in environmental management from the University of Amsterdam and in environmental science from the Comenius University. In 2008, he was a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences. He is fluent in English and Russian.

Mr. Vrbensky can be reached via email at: rastislav.vrbensky@one.un.org