Rana Flowers

Rana Flowers

UNICEF Representative to Cambodia

Rana Flowers has been UNICEF Representive in Cambodia since July 2012. Prori to her arrival in Phnom Penh, Ms. Flowers served as UNICEF Representative in Mongolia (August 2009 - June 2012). Under her leadership, Mongolian children and women were reached with life-saving support during the worst winter in 50 years in 2009 / 2010; and received essential health services in isolated areas through the "Reach Every District" strategy (RED). The strategy was evaluated as successfully removing barriers to the delivery of services through trained district health teams.

As UNICEF Representative in the Central American country of Belize (August 2005 to July 2009) Ms. Flowers worked to address significant threats to the achievement of Millennium Goals (MDGs) from child poverty and survival issues, poor quality education, the highest HIV prevalence in Central America, and high levels of violence and exclusion of young people. Committed to human rights and to the achievement of concrete results for women and children, Ms. Flowers applied her expertise and fundraising skills to inspire an approach at UNICEF that supported the most excluded and vulnerable populations in particular.

Ms. Flowers first joined UNICEF in 1994 as a consultant and then served in the Planning/Evaluation and Communication Divisions in New York and in UNICEF’s Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean. She came to UNICEF with over 10 years of experience working on child development and rights issues in Australia and Britain including reforming legislation, policy implementation and encouraging investment in community care and support for children and adolescents with disabilities and developmental challenges.

A national of Australia, Ms. Flowers holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work (Advanced) and a Bachelor of Arts Degree with majors in Psychology and Education. She is married and has two children.