Christine Arab joined UN Women Egypt as the Country Representative on 17 May 2020 bringing to this position her over 20 years of experience and expertise in gender equality and women’s human rights, primarily as UN Women personnel (1998-2016) and most recently as an independent consultant providing technical expertise to UN Agencies, UN Country Teams and the Government of Canada.
Arab began her career with UN Women in 1998 in the Arab States Regional Office. Since that time, Arab has worked predominantly in and around the Asia and the Pacific, Europe/Central Asia, the Arab States, and the Caribbean portfolios.
Arab has twice served as Country Representative for UN Women – in the Caribbean Multi-Country Office and the Albania Country Office. Arab was the Chief Technical Officer in the Southern Caucasus; and Officer-in-Charge for the UN Women Afghanistan Country Office. Arab has also had numerous posts at UN Women HQ, including as a programme specialist covering the Arab States and Afghanistan. With the establishment of UN Women, Arab was seconded to the UN Women Transition Team and Office of the Executive Director; and then later as the Chief of Asia-Pacific Section at UN Women HQ. Ms. Arab (Canada) has a Master of Arts in Political Science from Dalhousie University.