@ Assistant Resident Representative – Governance and Participation United Nations Development Programme Viet Nam
Dr. Catherine Phuong has worked for more than fifteen years in the area of governance, human rights and innovation. She is currently Assistant Resident Representative, Governance and Participation, at UNDP Vietnam. Prior to coming to Vietnam, she worked at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), first at headquarters in Geneva and then in the field. From 2011 to 2015, she led the Rule of Law Programme in Cambodia. From 2015 to 2017, she acted as Deputy Regional Representative for the Regional Office for the Pacific (based in Fiji). Prior to joining the UN, she was an academic in the UK where she taught international law and European law. Dr. Phuong is a graduate from the Institute of Political Studies in Paris (Sciences Po). She holds a Master in International Law from the University of Durham and a PhD from the University of Nottingham in the UK. She is a French national and is married with two children.