UNICEF Representative in Iran

Meet Dr Will Parks, UNICEF Iran Representative

UNICEF Representative

26 years, for every child

For the last 26 years in over 40 countries, Will has led the design and management of programmes that have achieved strong results for children as well as built the capacities of communities, governments, civil society organizations, academia, the private sector, media, and international agencies. He specializes in economic policy, communication, public health, and evaluation. 

Before his appointment as UNICEF Representative in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Will was UNICEF’s Chief of Field Operations in Iraq contributing to the leadership of the agency’s response to one of the world’s most complex humanitarian crises. Prior to Iraq, Will was the Deputy Representative for UNICEF in Nepal coordinating a US$28 million per annum programme that delivered outcomes for children and women in the most vulnerable parts of this post-conflict, disaster-prone country. Earlier in his career, Will successfully led a series of new economic policy, planning and evidence-based advocacy initiatives as the Chief of Policy, Advocacy, Planning and Evaluation in UNICEF Pacific’s multi-country office. He has worked extensively with the Australian Government, the Asian Development Bank, the UK Department for International Development, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, the World Health Organization, and UNICEF’s Regional Offices for East Asia and the Pacific, South Asia, and East and Southern Africa.


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UNICEF Iran/2019/Sayyari
Tehran, November 2018 - UNICEF Representative, Dr Will Parks, beside a child in the First National Conference of Children with Disability
UNICEF Iran Rep and CEO of tejarat bank
UNICEF Iran/2018/Andisheh Rad
Deputy Managing Director of Tejarat Bank for Provincial Affairs, Mr Alireza Mehrjoo (Right) and UNICEF Representative, Dr Will Parks (Left) sign MoU.