Mounir Tabet took up his official functions as Deputy Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) on 7 September 2018.
Prior to that, Mr. Tabet served as the UNDP Country Director for Iraq (2016-2018), where he oversaw the programme on stabilization and transition.
From 2013 to 2016, Mr. Tabet served as the United Nations and UNDP Resident Coordinator in Tunisia, providing various services to the transition, including electoral support, constitution-making, parliamentary effectiveness and anti-corruption. From 2007 to 2013, Mr. Tabet was the Country Director of UNDP Egypt, where he led United Nations support to development efforts. From 2004 to 2007, Mr. Tabet was the Senior Programme Advisor for the Regional Bureau for Arab States at UNDP in New York. Between 1989 and 2003, Mr Tabet served in a variety of country and headquarter positions with UNDP. Prior to joining UNDP, he worked with the North-South Institute, the International Development Research Centre in Ottawa, and the University of Ottawa.
Mr. Tabet completed an MA in Public Administration at Harvard University. He also holds an MA in Economics from the University of Ottawa.