Prof. Zerrougui is currently Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict. As a legal expert in human rights Prof. Zerrougui has had a distinguished career in the strengthening of the rule of law and in championing strategies for the protection of vulnerable groups, especially women and children.
Ted Chaiban, Director, Programme Division (PD), New York: Mr Chaiban has had a distinguished career at UNICEF, serving in a number of leadership positions in New York, East Africa, Middle East and South Asia. In his previous role as Director, Office of the Emergency Programmes (EMOPS), Mr Chaiban has been dynamic and effective in supporting timely, streamlined and reliable responses to the growing number and scope of humanitarian emergencies around the world, while further strengthening UNICEF’s collaboration with UN and other partners. Prior to this, Mr Chaiban provided strong leadership as Representative in countries with large and complex programmes such as Ethiopia, Sudan and Sri Lanka.
Jacob Kumaresan is Executive Director, WHO Office at the United Nations in New York. Earlier he was Director at WHO Centre for Health Development in Kobe, Japan from 2008-11 and President of the International Trachoma Initiative, a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating the leading cause of preventable blindness from 2003-07. He joined World Health Organization headquarters in 1992 where he eventually headed the Stop TB Partnership. He worked with the governments of Zimbabwe and Botswana during 1980s. Dr Kumaresan received his MD degree from University of Madras, India and MPH and DrPH degrees from Tulane University, USA.
H.E. Omar Hilale is the Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Morocco to the United Nations in New York. He is currently the Chair of the Peacebuilding Commission’s configuration for the Central African Republic.
Fracarita International’s president , Bro. René Stockman, PhD, has an enormous experience in the field of mental health and will address the issues on the basis of his many visits to conflict areas.