UN Under-Secretary-General Ameerah Haq, who oversees all of the UN’s peacekeeping missions around the world, will have lunch with Hunter students to discuss the role of human rights in UN peacekeeping operations, and provide guidance on careers in UN peacekeeping.
Lunch will be served – Seats are limited.
Preference to those who RSVP to Human Rights Program Associate, Steffan Horowitz, at firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is sponsored by the Hunter College Human Rights Program.
Ameerah Haq, Under-Secretary-General for Field Support
Ms. Haq became the Head of the Department of Field Support on 11 June 2012, following the departure of Under-Secretary-General Susana Malcorra.
Since 2009, Ms. Haq (Bangladesh) was the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Timor-Leste and Head of the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT).
She has previously held the positions of Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General as well as United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator for Sudan and before that as Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General and United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator for Afghanistan.
Ms. Haq has overall 37 years of United Nations career service (19 in the field and 18 at headquarters) and is a seasoned and skilled negotiator as well as consensus-builder.
Ms. Haq holds master’s degrees in community organization and planning and in business administration from Columbia University and New York University, respectively.