6 December 2012
Filloreta Kodra, the new Permanent Representative of Albania to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented her credentials to Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva.
Prior to her appointment to Geneva, Ms. Kodra had been serving as Deputy Minister of Labour, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities since 2009. She was Vice Chairperson of the Socialist Movement for Integration Party from 2005 to 2009. Concurrently, in 2006, she was President of the Institute for Studies on Good Governance and Sustainable Development. Ms. Kodra served as Minister Councellor at the Permanent Mission of Albania to the United Nations Office at Geneva in 2003 and 2004.
Ms. Kodra was Director of the Department of Public Administration at the Council of Ministers of Albania from 1998 to 2003. She worked at the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs from 1993 to 1998, first as a senior expert in salaries and then as Director of the Directorate for Social Policies. She worked at the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Finance as an expert dealing with statistics and economic issues from 1982 to 1992, and concurrently was a part-time lecturer at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Tirana. Ms. Kodra has worked in the areas of public administration reform and tripartite relations since 1992 and has made great contributions to Albania’s public administration reform and salary reform of the administration.
Ms. Kodra has a degree from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Tirana in political economy and has attended a number of training courses. She has a series of publications and is working on her PhD on the public administration reform in Albania. She was born in 1954 and is married with two daughters.
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