UN Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Sabine Mahl (Austria) as the UN Resident Coordinator in Uzbekistan.

Sabine Mahl assumed her duties as UN Resident Coordinator in the Republic of Uzbekistan from June 1, 2024.

Prior to this appointment, Dr. Sabine Mahl served as UN Resident Coordinator in Georgia from 2019 to 2024.

Sabine Mahl has over 22 years of experience in international organizations.

She managed UN Women offices in Indonesia, Palestine and Kyrgyzstan, and was responsible for cooperation with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

From 2007 to 2011, Sabine Mahle served as Head and Senior Advisor to the High Commissioner on Ethnic Minorities of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in The Hague and supervised the countries of the former Soviet Union.

From 2005-2007, she served as Deputy Head of the OSCE Center in Kyrgyzstan and headed the Central Asia Section of the Conflict Prevention Center at OSCE Headquarters.

In 2001, Sabine Mahl served as Deputy Head of the OSCE Mission to Estonia, and in 2000, during the Austrian OSCE Chairmanship, she was First Secretary of the Austrian Permanent Mission. She has also worked as Head of the South-Eastern Europe Unit in the Political Department of the Austrian Foreign Ministry, in the European Parliament, three different courts in Vienna and as a teacher in Croydon/London.

Sabine Mahl holds two master’s degrees (law and linguistics) and a doctorate in law from the University of Vienna. She speaks German (mother tongue) and is fluent in English, Russian and French.