Oyunsaikhan Dendevnorov joins as UNICEF Representative to the Philippines in June 2019. She is responsible for strategic leadership and coordination of UNICEF’s programme of cooperation with the Government of the Philippines.
Oyunsaikhan brings with her over twenty years of experience and expertise in children’s rights and development that span across the regions, roles and programmatic areas.
Prior to her appointment to the Philippines, she served as UNICEF Representative to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and Turkmenistan and as UNICEF Deputy Representative in Uzbekistan, headed UNICEF Field Offices for Chechnya programme in Russia, and worked in UNICEF Kosovo and Mongolia.
A national of Mongolia, Oyunsaikhan holds a Masters’ degree in Pedagogy from the Mongolian National University in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, and a Bachelor’s degree in Education from the Odessa State University, Ukraine. Married with two children, she is an avid chess player, enjoys meditation and celebrates diversities and successes of her teams.