Saraswathi Menon was Director of the Policy Division at UN Women (2011-2014) and Director of the Evaluation Office at UNDP (2003-2011).
Her nomination to the UNRISD Board was approved by ECOSOC in June 2015.
Ms. Menon collaborated with UNRISD for the project on Gender-Related Research within the UN System. She participated in the UNRISD-UN Women conference in November 2012. At the time of the collaboration, Saraswathi worked at the UN Women.
Ms. Menon's previous positions include UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Mongolia (2000-2003); Policy Analyst at the Human Development Report Office of UNDP (1989-1995); and Evaluation Specialist at the Central Evaluation Office of UNDP (1988-1989).