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It gives me great pleasure to announce that Catherine Phuong, Assistant Country Director/Team Leader for Governance and Participation, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Louis Vigneault-Dubois, Chief of Communication and Advocacy, United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Vietnam have been appointed to the Board by the United Nations Resident Coordinator. Catherine and Louis together with Paul Priest (International Organisation for Migration IOM) – who was appointed last November, represent the three Board members appointed by the UN.
Please join me in welcoming Catherine and Louis to the Board. Both attended our 2 Day Board meeting last weekend; we look forward to working with them and thank them for their commitment to UNIS Hanoi.
Catherine Phuong (French) was previously Deputy Regional Representative, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), in Suva, Fiji, and prior to that coordinated a Rule of Law Programme for OHCHR in Cambodia. She has also participated in working groups on Human rights and legal advocacy groups in Geneva and lectured in Law at Newcastle University UK. Catherine studied Political Science in Paris, obtained a Master of Law in Durham University and a PH.D from Nottingham that looked at the international protection of internally displaced persons. Catherine is married and has two children studying at the French School.
Louis Vigneault-Dubois (Canadian) He has worked for UNICEF in the field of communication since 2008 and in Vietnam for 2 years. He previously served for the organisation in Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia in West Africa. He also worked for other UN organisations in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti and in headquarter. Louis started his career as journalist for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation at home and he also did assignments abroad in Asia, Africa and Europe. As a journalist he also worked for several international media based out of Paris, France. Louis graduated with a B.A. in International Relations from York University in Toronto and obtained a Master of Journalism from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences-Po). Louis Vigneault-Dubois is married with one child.
Nguyen Van Hieu,