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CEE/CIS Regional Office

Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)


Regional Office Team

UNICEF CEE/CIS Regional Office

General enquiries
Tel: +41 22 909 5109

Media enquiries
Tel: +41 22 909 5433
Fax +41 22 909 5909

Regional Director
Marie-Pierre Poirier

Deputy Regional Director
Kirsi Madi 

Health and Nutrition
Regional Advisor: Octavian Bivol 


Regional Advisor: Philippe Testot-Ferry


Child Protection
Regional Advisor: Jean-Claude Legrand


HIV and AIDS and Young People`s Health, Development and Protection
Regional Advisor: Nina Ferencic

Social Policy

Policy Analysis Advisor: Sonia Ruiz Brunschwig


Early Childhood Development

Regional Advisor: Deepa Grover


Regional Advisor: Andrea James


Programme and Planning

Regional Advisor: Fabio Sabatini


Monitoring and Evaluation

Regional Advisor: Vacant


Regional Chief: John Budd



Regional Chief: Thomas Hattenschwiller

Human Resources

Regional Chief: Amanda Lomponda Isekonyana



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