Regional Director, Latin America and the Caribbean
Mr. Garry Conille (Haiti) has been appointed as UNICEF Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, a position he assumed in January 2023.
Currently, he is responsible for the leadership, supervision and orientation of 36 countries and territories, representing UNICEF to governments, donors, the private sector and civil society in the region.
Mr. Garry Conille is an international civil servant with over 20 years of experience as a development practitioner, most of which with the United Nations and international NGOs.
Prior to his appointment as Regional Director, Mr. Conille was Resident Coordinator to the Multi-Country office in Jamaica covering Jamaica, Bahamas, Bermuda, Turks and Caicos Islands and Cayman Islands (2020-2022), Resident Coordinator in Burundi (2017-2020) and as Under Secretary-General for Programmes and Operations with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC, 2015-2017). Mr. Conille also served as Regional Director for the Africa Region of the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS, 2014-2015) and Head of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) support unit of the UN Development Programme (UNDP, 2008-2010). He began his career with the UN in Haiti, with the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), in 1999.
In the wake of Haiti’s 2010 earthquake, Mr. Conille served as Chief of Staff to the office of the United Nations Special Envoy for Haiti, where he helped coordinate Haiti’s reconstruction efforts. In 2011, was nominated Prime Minister of Haiti, a position that he served until 2012, when assumed the role of Senior Advisor to Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in her role as Co-Chair of the UN High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
Mr. Conille holds a Medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of the State University of Haiti and a Master of Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is married with twin daughters. He speaks English, French and Haitian Creole.