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Ms. Veronica Birga

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Women’s Human Rights and Gender Section, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

Veronica Birga is Chief, Women’s Human Rights and Gender Section, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). Veronica joined OHCHR in 1999, after working in the Balkans (Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo) with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). In OHCHR, she has served both at HQ and in the field, covering a variety of thematic issues and country situations. Before joining the Women's Human Rights and Gender Section, she served as OHCHR Deputy Regional representative for Central America. She has been heading the Women's Rights and Gender Section since March 2014.