Responsible for representing UNIDO in Armenia and promoting the Organization as an effective partner for inclusive and sustainable industrial development. Before joining UNIDO in 2005, Ms. Simonyan worked for the United Nations Development Programme Armenia as a Portfolio Manager. Sectors and areas under her supervision included: Environment and Sustainable Energy; Agriculture and Rural Development; Gender in Development; HIV/AIDS Prevention; and Poverty and Social Monitoring. Ms. Simonyan was the Head of the Department of International Organizations at the Ministry of Economy, Republic of Armenia from 1992–1994. Ms. Simoyan has also worked for the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations, Republic of Armenia as the Head of International Organizations’ Department before serving as Press Attaché; Head of Sector for Coordination and Analysis of Youth Mass Media at the Central Committee of Armenian Youth Organization; a researcher at the National Academy of Science, Yerevan, Armenia; and a reporter at the National Radio of Armenia. Ms. Simonyan is fluent in Armenian, English, Russian and Hungarian.