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The new UNICEF representative in Albania

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The new UNICEF representative in Albania

Antonella Scolamiero

The new UNICEF Representative for the Republic of Albania, Ms. Antonella Scolamiero, presented the letter of accreditation to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Ditmir Bushati on 19 September 2014.

Ms. Antonella Scolamiero will oversee the Programme of Cooperation between the Government of Albania and UNICEF, which aims to achieve the realization of the rights of all children of Albania.  “It will be a privilege to support national efforts in the journey towards European integration; UNICEF wishes to ensure that no Albanian child is left behind, and that development takes place with equity" said the new Representative of UNICEF.

Antonella Scolamiero, brings 25 years of distinguished career working with UNICEF. She previously served as UNICEF Deputy Representative in Brazil, where she was responsible for the planning, coordination and implementation of the UNICEF cooperation programme in that country.  Her experience also includes serving as UNICEF Deputy Representative for Colombia as well as for Honduras.

In addition, the professional career of Ms. Scolamiero comprises twelve years of experience at UNICEF Headquarters in New York where she contributed to strengthening relationships with donor partners and played an active role in planning, monitoring and evaluating the World Summit for Children Goals. She had the opportunity to accompany the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child by the United Nations General Assembly, twenty-five years ago and was actively involved in promoting its ratification and implementation.

A national of Italy, Ms. Scolamiero graduated from the University of Rome "La Sapienza" in 1986 with a "Laurea di Dottore" in Political Science and thesis in International Law. She was awarded a Post-graduate degree in 1987 and undertook studies and research in the areas of International Law, Economics and History at the University of Rome, Faculties of Law and Political Science. Recently she has undertaken studies at Maastricht University in the Netherlands and at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom.



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