UN Lebanon

UN Country Team

ABOUT UNCT

The UN Country Team facilitates and provides coordination between all UN agencies operating in Lebanon with the main aim of delivering palpable and solid results of the corresponding plan of action on a national, progressive, humanitarian, and political level.

UNCT Team

Ján Kubiš
Ján Kubiš
UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon / UNSCOL
Mr. Ján Kubiš of Slovakia is the Special Coordinator for Lebanon. Mr. Kubiš, who served as Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI), from 2015 to 2018, brings with him many years of experience in diplomacy, foreign security policy, and international economic relations, both internationally and in his own country. Read More
Philippe Lazzarini
Philippe Lazzarini
UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator / RC/HC
Since August 2015, Philippe Lazzarini is assigned by the UN Secretary-General as the Deputy UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon (UNSCOL) and UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Lebanon. Read More
Major General Stefano Del Col
Major General Stefano Del Col
Head of Mission/Force Commander / UNIFIL
Major General Stefano Del Col has had a long and distinguished career in the Italian Army since 1985. He has held multiple leadership positions, from platoon leader to infantry Brigade Commander. Read More
Saroj Kumar Jha
Saroj Kumar Jha
Director for the Middle East / World Bank
Saroj Kumar Jha assumed his post as the World Bank’s new Director for the Mashreq region, on July 1, 2017. His mandate spans Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. An Indian national, Jha brings to the region a vast experience in a critical period of transition. Read More
Ruba Jaradat
Ruba Jaradat
Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Arab States / ILO
Dr. Ruba Jaradat was appointed Assistant Director General and Regional Director for Arab States, based at the Regional Office in Beirut, with effect from 16 November, 2015. Read More
Claudio Cordone
Claudio Cordone
Director of UNRWA Affairs / UNRWA
Mr. Cordone has joined UNRWA as Director of UNRWA Affairs, Lebanon, effective from 6 March 2017. Read More
Hamed Bin Seif Al Hammami
Hamed Bin Seif Al Hammami
Director / UNESCO
Dr. Hamed Bin Seif Al Hammami is the Director UNESCO Regional Office Beirut and Representative UNESCO for Lebanon and Syria. Read More
Mireille Girard
Mireille Girard
Representative / UNHCR
Mireille Girard has served as Representative for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Lebanon since July 2015. Read More
Abdallah Alwardat
Abdallah Alwardat
Country Director and Representative / WFP
Abdallah Alwardat is the Country Director and Representative of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) office in Lebanon. Read More
Celine Moyroud
Celine Moyroud
Resident Representative / UNDP
Ms. Celine Moyroud started her assignment as Country Director on July 7 2017. Prior to this, she worked as a senior programme advisor in UNDP's regional bureau for Arab States headquartered in New York, overseeing a complex crisis / transition portfolio including Yemen, Libya, Tunisia, Somalia and Sudan. Read More
Iman Shankiti
Iman Shankiti
Representative / WHO
Dr. Iman Shankiti, a National of Saudi Arabia, is currently the WHO Representative for Lebanon. She started her career with the organization in Iraq in the emergency team. She served in Sudan and Afghanistan before joining the WHO Regional Office as Manager of operations in the health emergency team. Read More
Yukie Mokuo
Yukie Mokuo
Representative / UNICEF
Ms. Yukie Mokuo began her mission in Lebanon as UNICEF Representative in July 2019. In her role, she advocates the protection of the Rights of Children guided by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Read More
Cristiano Massimo Pasini
Cristiano Massimo Pasini
Regional Representative / UNIDO
Mr. Cristiano Massimo Pasini is the UNIDO Representative, Head of Regional Office in Beirut, as of December 2013 Read More
Fawzi Al-Zioud
Fawzi Al-Zioud
Head of Office / IOM
Mr Fawzi Al-Zioud is Jordanian, is married and has three children. Read More
Maurice Saade
Maurice Saade
Representative / FAO
Maurice Saade, a Syrian national, holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics from Michigan State University; an MSc in Agricultural Economics and Business from the University of Guelph, Canada; and an MSc and BSc in Crop Production and Protection from the American University of Beirut. Read More
Hanna Schmitt
Hanna Schmitt
Head of Office / UNRCO
Hanna joined the Resident Coordinator’s Office in March 2017 as Head of Office after having served as a senior advisor to the RC/HC in Lebanon since January 2016. Read More
Rachel Dore-Weeks
Rachel Dore-Weeks
Head of Office, Country Programme Manager / UN WOMEN
Rachel was appointed as UN Women Country Programme Manager in March 2019, joining the Country Team from UN Women’s Regional Office in Cairo where she served as Deputy Regional Director ai from mid-2018, and prior to this, the regional advisory on peace, security and humanitarian action – supporting crisis response across the region. Read More
Roueida El Hage
Roueida El Hage
Regional Representative / OHCHR
Ms. Roueida El Hage was appointed Regional Representative for the Middle East and North Africa Region, based in Beirut. Read More
Sabir Mughal
Sabir Mughal
Chief Security Advisor / UNDSS
Sabir Hussain Mughal was appointed by United Nations Under-Secretary-General for the Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS), as Chief Security Adviser for the United Nations in Lebanon on 24 April 2015. Read More
Severine Rey
Severine Rey
Head of Office / UNOCHA
Severine joined OCHA in 2006 as a Junior Professional Officer in the Early Warning and Preparedness team. Read More
Elisabet Sundstroem
Elisabet Sundstroem
Regional Programme Officer / UNODC
Ms. Elisabet Sundstroem (Swedish national) was appointed as UNODC's Regional Programme Officer for the Global UNODC-World Customs Organization Container Control Programme and Head of Office in Beirut on 01 October 2014 Read More
Marguerite el Helou
Marguerite el Helou
Director / UNIC
Marguerite El Helou, Director of UNIC Beirut and representative of the Department of Global Communications (DGC) in Lebanon Read More
Asma Kurdahi
Asma Kurdahi
Head of Office and Assistant’s Representative / UNFPA
Asma Kurdahi, a Lebanese national, is Assistant Representative and Head of UNFPA office in Lebanon. Read More
Tarek Osseiran
Tarek Osseiran
Country Programme Manager / UN-HABITAT
Joined UN-Habitat since 2007. Became Country Programme Manager as of Jan 2013 Read More
Lt Col Marcel Wolfs
Lt Col Marcel Wolfs
Chief Liaison Officer / UNTSO
As of April 2019 Marcel was posted as Chief Liaison Office Beirut in the UNTSO. Read More
Mario Mansour
Mario Mansour
Center Coordinator / IMF
Prior to joining the Middle East Regional Technical Assistance Center (METAC), Mr. Mario Mansour was Deputy Chief of the Tax Policy Division at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), where he coordinated the provision of technical assistance advice in tax policy to IMF member countries and contributed to the IMF analytical agenda. Read More
Bana Kaloti
Bana Kaloti
Director and Representative / UNOPS (non-resident)
Ms. Kaloti holds an MBA in Management and has over 20 years of experience in the UN system, governmental and non-governmental sectors in humanitarian and development affairs Read More
Sami Dimassi
Sami Dimassi
Director and Regional Representative / UNEP (non-resident)
Mr. Sami Dimassi is a long-serving and well-respected United Nations senior official with extensive experience in multi-lateral and international relations, corporate and policy reform, intergovernmental affairs and private sector engagement. Read More