|Alexandra Solovieva leads external relations and communications at the United Nations Volunteers (UNV), that deploys over 6,500 UN volunteers and a further 17,000 online UN volunteers each year in support of peace and development worldwide. She promotes volunteerism and innovative volunteer solutions as means of achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Through her work, she strengthens new and emerging partnerships and South-South cooperation.
Alexandra Solovieva held several appointments in the UN system starting in the 1990s including Deputy Country Director in India, Programme Specialist in Asia and the Pacific region, Management Specialist in headquarters, and Head of the Resident Coordinator’s Office in the Lao PDR. She has initiated key policy initiatives and projects ranging from women’s empowerment and skilling, to accelerated governance and livelihoods, climate and energy efficiency, development of youth, private sector, results-based management and UN reform.
Alexandra Solovieva holds Master’s Degrees in Oriental Studies and in Public Administration.