Yukie Mokuo, a national of Japan, has been appointed as the new UNICEF representative in Ukraine, a post formerly held by Jeremy Hartley. Yukie Mokuo was previously UNICEF Representative in Tajikistan.
The new UNICEF Ukraine Representative obtained her bachelor's degree from the Japan Women's University in 1983, followed by her Master's Degree in Regional Planning/Development from Cornell University, USA in 1995.
Ms. Mokuo joined UNICEF in February 1995 as Assistant Programme Officer in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. In 1997 she was appointed as Project Officer, Basic Services in Pristina, Kosovo and subsequently reassigned to Podjorica, Montenegro as Project Officer in December 1999 where she served until her appointment as Assistant Representative in Dushanbe in September 2001.
In 2005 Mokuo was appointed a UNICEF Representative to Tajikistan. In this capacity, she has been responsible for the overall implementation of the country programme including planning, co-ordination and evaluation of a broad range of UNICEF programmes, both developmental and humanitarian benefiting women and children.
Prior to joining UNICEF, Ms. Mokuo served as Regional Development Planning Assistant with the Research Institute in Japan from April 1983 to August 1987. From September 1987 to July 1990, she worked as Town Planner with Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteer, Town and Country Planning Department in Suva, Fiji. From May to July 1991, Ms. Mokuo worked as Refugee Programme Field Officer in Ankara, Turkey with the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.