María Noel Vaeza

Director of the Global Portfolio Services Office

Uruguay

María Noel Vaeza joined UN Women from UNOPS headquarters in Copenhagen, where she served as Director of the Global Portfolio Services Office, in charge of the operational results of the UNOPS global portfolios and the establishment of strategic alliances .
Previously, she was the Regional Director of UNOPS for Latin America and the Caribbean, responsible for a regional portfolio of 270 projects in 22 countries with a total budget of USD 2.4 billion during the 2007-2013 period and an average annual execution of USD 400 million. Previously, she remained for 14 years in the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), where she held various positions: Senior Advisor, Deputy Resident Representative in Paraguay and Manager of the Recovery, Reconciliation and Reform Program.