Irena Vojáčková-Sollorano was appointed UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative for the Republic of Serbia in October 2013. Before this appointment her career was within the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). She was Director of the Department for Migration Management from 2010 to 2013, and in 2009 was Deputy Chief of Staff at IOM HQ in Switzerland. From 2003 to 2009, she worked in Thiland, first as Chief of Mission and from 2007 as Regional Representative for South East Asia. Prior to this she was appointed as Chief of Mission for Austria from 2000-2003 and during the same period, had responsibilities as Coordinator for Central Europe and subsequently, became Regional Representative for Central Europe. Her assignments have also included: Coordinator for Central Europe and Austria (1999-2000), Coordinator for Central Europe (1998-1999), Desk Officer for Central Europe, (1996-1998), Programme Officer for Central Europe (1995-1996), Operations Officer in the Philippines (1992-1995) and Development Officer/Associated Expert in the Philippines (1989-1992). Ms Vojackova-Sollorano holds a BA in History and Political Science from the University of Heidelberg, Germany and an MA in History, Geography, and International Law from the University of Vienna, Austria.