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Associazione Italo-Americana

December 8, 2016 - 18:30 Penthouse - Migration Series

The Migration and Refugee Crises - More a Global Rather Than a Local Challenge
Michael Moller, Director-General, the United Nations Office at Geneva, Switzerland


hosted by Professor Søren Jessen-Petersen




Michael Moller is the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva.

Moller has over 35 years of experience as an international civil servant in the United Nations.

He began his career in 1979 with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and worked with UNHCR in different capacities in New York, Iran, Mexico, Haiti and Geneva.

Between 1997 and 2001 he was the Head of the Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs at United Nations headquarters; between 2001 and 2006 he was the Director for Political, Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Affairs in the Office of the Secretary-General, while serving concurrently as Deputy Chief of Staff for the last two years of that period.

Moller also served as the Secretary-General's Special Representative for Cyprus from 2006 to 2008 and was the Executive Director of the Kofi Annan Foundation from 2008 to 2011.

Born in 1952 in Copenhagen, Moller has a Master's degree in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor's degree in International Relations from the University of Sussex, United Kingdom.


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