Christine Arab has worked on gender equality and women’s human rights in the UN System for over 20 years. Ms. Arab began her career with UN Women in 1998 in Jordan, and has worked predominantly in and around the Arab States, Asia and the Pacific, the Balkans, the Caucasus and the Caribbean.
Prior to her appointment in Egypt, Ms. Arab has twice served as UN Women Country Representative – in the Caribbean Multi-Country Office and the Albania Country Office. Ms. Arab was the UN Women Chief of the Asia-Pacific Section at HQ, and served as an advisor on the UN Women Executive Director’s Transition team when UN Women was established. Ms. Arab has headed up UN Women (formerly UNIFEM) offices in the Southern Caucasus and Afghanistan, and worked in the former sub-regional offices as a programme specialist for the Arab States, Central Europe and the Balkans, and Central Asia.
Ms. Arab (Canada) has a Master of Arts in Political Science from Dalhousie University.