International Organization for LDCs (IOLDCs)

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    1219 Châtelaine, Geneva Switzerland

Silvia Cernov

Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer.

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2007-2010 Master in International and European Law of Economics, and Trade (LLM), University of Lausanne (UNIL), Switzerland. 1994-1998 Degree in Civil Law, State University of Moldova, approved in Switzerland (USM). 2015-present Representative of the International Oganization for the Least Developed Countries (OIPMA) accredited to the United Nations. 2005-2015 Administrative Officer, AZ Rapide Sàrl,Geneva 2000-2005 Ministerial Collaborator, Directorate General of International Relations and European Integration, Ministry of Justice, Moldova. Represented Government of Maldavia Government at the European Court (ECHR) of Human Rights, supervision and execution of judgments of the (ECHR).

Javier Rodriguez

Human Rights Officer

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Responsible for: Conflict Prevention, Post-conflict, Peace-building in the crisis LDCs Javier has a BA in Modern History at the University of Navarra and a MA in European Studies at the European Institute of the University of Geneva. In addition, he has followed several courses in Humanitarian Action and Human Rights. He has been a member of the Council of Europe Delegation at the Human Rights Council in Geneva. His major interest areas are Conflict Prevention, Peace building and Human Rights.

Mr. Brandon Mikuriya

Main Representative to the UN Head quarters in New York

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Brandon Takashi Mikuriya will graduate from New York University with a B.A. in Political Science and Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies. His academic interests include economic development, international trade, and ethnic minority rights. He serves as the IOLDCs’ Main Representative to the UN Secretariat in New York. His duties include drafting and delivering oral and written statements, attending relevant forums, and articulating the needs of the IOLDCs’ constituents to influential UN bodies. Beginning in July, he will assess and mitigate “ESG” risk (environmental, social, governmental) for a private equity consulting firm and signatory of the UN PRI initiative.

Mugaruka Maimona Gabriel

Human Rights Officer

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Responsible for: Regional representative in East and Horn of Africa He holds a Master’s degree in Security Studies, Faculty of Socio and Economic Sciences, Cavendish University Uganda, Kampala, Uganda. He is a Coordinator of Human Rights Defenders Solidarity Network, HRDS Net C/o Amnesty International (Africa Regional Office Consultant, Journalist researcher in Human Rights, Child and Women Protection, Conflicts Resolution, Community development, Cultural and Ethnic Negotiations, National and International Relations, Business Administration, Gender Balance Advisor, Security Advisory (Multilingual : French, Swahili, English ). Carried out plan of action in peace and Conflict Management (Conflict Resolution, the interest based relation Approach, Reconciliation and peace Building, Promotion and Protection of Human Rights. Gabriel has undertaken Training on how to networking with other NGO in the East and horn of Africa with Africa Human Rights Education Program extensively experienced in peace building, negotiation, conflicts resolutions and community development. Undertakes periodic field visits to monitor programs, as well as conducts periodic program reviews with UN counterparts. Proposes and/or undertakes action on operational activities affecting project management and implementation. Provides advice and assistance to staff and other partners in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of program/ project(s).

Giulia Borsa

Human Rights Officer

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Giulia is a Human Rights Lawyer and the Main Representative of IOLDCs in Geneva. She is coordinating a new division on Climate Change and Human Rights preparing new reports and projects on this issue, as well as cooperating with the other divisions of IOLDCs. With an LLM in International Human Rights Law from Oxford Brookes University and a background in law from Spain, Giulia is also an independent researcher on Climate Change related impacts, including displacement. Before working for IOLDCs, she worked for more than 3 years for a Spanish NGO. Giulia is also strongly committed to the rights of vulnerable people such as indigenous communities and children, especially their education. Likewise, she works hard to create a safe and enabling environment for Women. Giulia is devoted to making this World a sustainable, peaceful and fairer place.

Laura Perucho Garcia

Human Rights Officer

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Responsible for: Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the crisis LDCs Laura has a degree in Journalism and Anthropology and currently is pursuing a Master program in Migration Studies in Geneva. She has working experience as a volunteer at the Local Group of International Amnesty in Valencia. She has travelled around Europe in order to learn English and French. Her passion is Human Rights and Development, and she sees her future working in this field as a journalist or researcher.

Michelle Ammann

Human Rights and Communication Officer

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Responsible for: social media development Current Bachelor student in Political Science and International Relations at University of Lausanne and part-time journalist of the student newspaper “L’auditoire”, Michelle is very interested in the issues of human rights and development. She has working experience as an English teacher in one of the poorest districts of Peru, that strengthened even more her wish to support the development of the countries in need.

Professor. Dr. Adel Al-abbadi

Representative of IOLDCs (OIPMA) in Yemen

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- Vice Rector of Academic Affairs, Aden University.
- Vice Dean of the Faculty of Education for students affairs from 1999 to 2003.
- Worked as Director General of the General Administration for Educational Affairs at the University of Aden for the period from 2003 to 2013.
- Member of the Supreme Committee of the program and the list of practical education in the Ministry of Education in the Republic of Yemen.
- Chairman of the Quality Committee in the evaluation team of academic programs in the faculties of education, University of Aden.
- Member of the Committee for the Development of the General Framework of the Greater Yemeni Encyclopedia.
- Dozens of scientific researches in the field of education in specialized local and foreign magazines.
- Member of the arbitration- committees and promotions in some Arab universities.
- Executive Director and Member of the Board of-Trustees of the Rashid Center for Enlightenment, Training and Studies in Aden.

Patricia Paramita

Human Rights Officer

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Responsible for: UN Charter-based issues, New Strategy on the Right to Development in the LDCs Patricia has an extensive working experience in the field of Human Rights. She has worked for the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, the Graduate Institute Center for Asian Studies, the Human Rights Watch and ASEAN Secretariat. Patricia holds a BA in Political Science from Parahyangan Catholic University and is currently studying to obtain her MA in Development Studies at the Graduate Institute. Her major interests are research and advocacy in Human Rights, specifically issues of Rights to Food and Land Grabbing.

Loria-Mae Heywood

Human Rights Officer

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Responsible for: the Rights of Women and Children Loria-Mae is a Guyanese by birth and has a BSc in International Relations. She is a winner of the President’s Medal (2009), having graduated as the Best Graduating Student at the University of Guyana. She is currently a Development Studies Master’s student at the Graduate Institute of International and Development studies and has a strong passion for Human Rights, in general and the Rights of Women and Children in particular. Her work experience has ranged from doing research for the International Organisation for Migration to working for the High Commission of Canada.

Lyaylya Safiulina

Communication Officer

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Lyaylya is a multilingual Communication professional with a BA degree in Linguistics from Moscow State Linguistic University and an MA in Media and Communication from International University in Geneva. Her working experience includes event management, interpretation, teaching, development of communication strategies. Her areas of interest are development of the organizations’ online presence, blogging, social media, web analytics and web content management systems. Loria-Mae is a Guyanese by birth and has a BSc in International Relations. She is a winner of the President’s Medal (2009), having graduated as the Best Graduating Student at the University of Guyana. She is currently a Development Studies Master’s student at the Graduate Institute of International and Development studies and has a strong passion for Human Rights, in general and the Rights of Women and Children in particular. Her work experience has ranged from doing research for the International Organisation for Migration to working for the High Commission of Canada.