CLAIRE MESSINA

CLAIRE MESSINA

CLAIRE MESSINA

Chief of DCO’s Leadership Branch

Claire has more than 20 years of experience working at the United Nations. She most recently served as Deputy Executive Director of the Secretariat of the UN Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation (2018-2019) and Deputy Director of the UN System Staff College (2015-2018). Prior to that, she worked in various capacities in the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, where she was in particular responsible for the Humanitarian Coordinator system and the leadership pillar of the Humanitarian Reform. A Soviet specialist by training, Claire started her career working on migration and refugee issues in Russia and the former Soviet republics with IOM and UNHCR. She is Italian and a graduate of Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa and holds a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University and a PhD from Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris.