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Golda El-Khoury

Chief, Section for Inclusion and Rights, Social & Human Sciences Sector

Golda El-Khoury is the Chief of the Section for Inclusion and Rights in the Social and Human Sciences Sector at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris (France), coordinating UNESCO’s programmes on the promotion of social inclusion and human rights, covering themes including gender equality, migration, urban inclusion, fighting discrimination, and poverty eradication. She is also Secretary of the UNESCO International Coalition of Inclusive and Sustainable Cities – ICCAR. Prior to that, she was the Chief of Section for Youth, Sport and Physical Education. Before joining UNESCO, she was the first UNICEF Regional Advisor on Youth for the Middle East and North Africa Region, based in Amman, Jordan, and held the position of Country Director for Save the Children in Indonesia, Jordan and Northern Iraq. Golda El-Khoury holds a Masters' Degree in Gender and Development from the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, U.K. She read philosophy at the American University of Beirut and the Lebanese University.