The United Nations Secretary-General United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Kenyan George Wachira as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Eswatini, with the host Government’s approval. 

Wachira was appointed on April 4, 2022.

Wachira, through his Twitter account, expressed his gratitude to the UN Secretary-General for the appointment.

"Greatly humbled and honoured by the confidence reposed in me by @antonioguterres in appointing me RC Eswatini. Looking forward to working with the Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini and @UEswatini to take forward Agenda 2030," Wachira Tweeted

Wachira has devoted more than 30 years of his career to issues related to conflict prevention, peacebuilding, international affairs, governance and sustainable development, occupying leadership positions at the United Nations and externally.

Wachira served as the United Nations Peace and Development Advisor in Guyana and Lesotho before holding a similar position in Eritrea.

He has also led United Nations conflict prevention, strategic political analysis, peacebuilding, electoral support, political dialogue, human rights, national reforms and capacity building programmes. 

Wachira has also worked in the public and private sectors, including as executive director for the Nairobi Peace Initiative-Africa, a peacebuilding non-governmental organisation where he contributed to strategic initiatives on peacebuilding practice in East, Central and West Africa.

He received two international awards in recognition of his work, including support for women in peacebuilding in 2006.

Wachira is a holder of a master’s degree in international peace studies from the University of Notre Dame in the USA and a bachelor’s degree in government and anthropology from the University of Nairobi in Kenya.