Nada Al-Nashif

Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences

Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences



Contact information

1 rue Miollis 75732 Paris France
Tel.: +33 (0)1 45 68 37 33
Fax: +33 (0)1 45 68 57 20
E-mail: n.al-nashif(at)unesco.org

Ms Nada Al-Nashif was appointed Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences on 16 February 2015.

She held the post of Regional Director of the ILO Regional Office for Arab States and ILO Assistant Director-General since 2007. During her tenure, she prioritized the roll-out of Decent Work Country Programmes with emphasis on enhanced employment policies; support to entrepreneurship culture; social dialogue mechanisms with vibrant workers' and employers' engagement; and enhanced social protection for all.

During her UNDP years, she served in positions of increasing responsibility in Libya, at UNDP Headquarters in New York, and in Lebanon, and integrating UN Reform initiatives and expanded partnerships approaches.

She came to the ILO from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) where she started in 1991. She holds a Masters in Public Policy (MPP) from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and a BA in Philosophy, Politics & Economics (PPE) from Balliol College, Oxford University.

She has served on several boards, including most recently as a Member of the Advisory Board at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme (UK), a Member of the Board of trustees of the NGO “Welfare Association” and, the Board of Trustees of Birzeit University.

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