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Assistant Secretary-General and Director, Partnerships Bureau, United Nations Development Programme

Bruce Jenks is currently Assistant Secretary-General and Director of the Partnerships Bureau, United Nations Development Program (UNDP). The Bureau is responsible for developing and strengthening relationships with UNDP’s key constituencies and development partners, including the Executive Board, member states, the United Nations system, international financial institutions, civil society, the private sector, and foundations. A critical dimension of the Bureau’s activities is to strengthen the resource mobilization function of UNDP. Dr. Jenks joined UNDP in 1981 and was assigned to a variety of headquarters and field tasks. In 1990, he was appointed director of budget. In 1993, Dr. Jenks was assigned to work as Director, Office of the Administrator. In 1995, the UN Secretary-General appointed him as the first director of the United Nations Office as well as being UNDP Representative in Brussels. Dr. Jenks holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from Oxford University, and M.A. degrees from Cambridge University, UK, and Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Washington, DC.