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Ms. Cynthia Veliko

Ms. Cynthia Veliko

Ms. Cynthia Veliko has worked across the UN system since 1999. She has served with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) since March 2006 as Human Rights Advisor in three countries - Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the Philippines and was appointed in August 2017 as Regional Representative to OHCHR Regional Office for South-East Asia.

Regional Representative
OHCHR Regional Office for South-East Asia

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About this Speaker

Ms. Cynthia Veliko has worked across the UN system since 1999. She has served with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) since March 2006 as Human Rights Advisor in three countries - Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the Philippines and was appointed in August 2017 as Regional Representative to OHCHR Regional Office for South-East Asia. Ms. Veliko has worked on human rights issues in the context of development, armed conflict and natural disasters. Prior to joining OHCHR, Ms. Veliko worked for five years at WHO for the Polio Eradication Initiative, supporting the global polio partners and governments and UNCTs in South Asia and Africa. Ms. Veliko began her work with the UN in 1999 with the Department of Political Affairs where she was assigned to the Cyprus proximity talks in New York and then deployed to Haiti for the parliamentary and presidential elections in 2000.

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