Mona M'Bikay appointed new Executive Director of UPR Info

UPR Info is very pleased and excited to announce the appointment of Mona M'Bikay as its new Executive Director.

Starting on September 1st Mona M'Bikay will work closely with the outgoing Executive Director, Roland Chauville, for a two-month transition period.

Mona M’Bikay is a human rights lawyer with 20 years work experience acquired at both a national (Swiss Federal Office of Justice and Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Law Firms and Administrative Tribunal in Geneva) and international level (UN OHCHR, Regional Office for Southern Africa, UNDP Bangladesh, Rights and Development Consultancy). Her expertise include human rights and sustainable development, gender equality, democratic governance, rule of law, business and human rights, and public international law. She also has extensive experience in developing the capacities of various national partners in advocating for the respect of human rights.

Mona holds a Law degree from the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, a Masters in International Studies with specialisation in International Law from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland, a Postgraduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution Skills from the Centre for Peace and Reconciliation Studies at Coventry University, United Kingdom, and a Diploma in Sustainable Development and Human Rights from the Human Rights Centre, University for Peace, San Jose, Costa Rica. Mona is fluent in French and English and has good knowledge of Dutch and German. She is a passionate runner and a mother of two.

The whole staff and the Executive Board very much look forward to working with Mona.