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Il Segretario Generale nomina l’italiana Maria Calivis Vice Direttore Esecutivo ad interim dell'UNICEF per i Programmi

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7 giu - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Maria Calivis, a national of Italy, as Deputy Executive Director (Programmes) a.i. of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

Ms. Calivis, prior to retiring from service, has been in UNICEF in several leadership positions, from UNICEF’s Regional Director roles for Middle East and North Africa (2011-2015) and Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (2004-2009), UNICEF’s Director and Chief of Staff (2009-2011), UNICEF’s Director, Change Management to UNICEF’s Representative in several countries (India, Tunisia).

Ms. Calivis brings a wealth of experience in leading UNICEF country programmes, coordinating and shaping UNICEF’s response in humanitarian crises, organizational management, as well as being a facilitator in providing a greater focus to the organizational mandate on child equity.

Ms. Calivis holds a Master of Science Degree in Social Policy and Development from the London School of Economics in the United Kingdom, a Master of Arts Degree in International Affairs from John Hopkins University in the United States of America, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the American University in Cairo, Egypt.

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