Ms. Shoko Noda is the UN Resident Coordinator, UNDP Resident Representative and the UNFPA Representative for the Republic of Maldives. She took office in October 2014.

Before this appointment (2011-2014), Ms. Noda was UNDP’s Country Director in Nepal.  She was Deputy Resident Representative in Mongolia from 2006-2011 and Recovery Coordination Advisor to the Resident Coordinator in Pakistan from late 2005-2006.  From May to October 2005, Ms. Noda served with the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo as Chef de Cabinet to the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General.  Her first assignment at HQ was as Programme Specialist to the Administrator from 2002-2005.  She was Assistant Resident Representative in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (2001-2002) and joined UNDP as a JPO where she served in Kosovo (2000-2001) and Tajikistan (1998-2000).  Ms. Noda’s working career began in 1995 when she was Researcher, Behavioural Sciences Department with Mitsubishi Research Institute Inc., in Tokyo.

Ms. Noda holds a B.A. and an M.A. in Political Science from Keio University, Japan.