Patrizia Di Giovanni is the UNICEF Representative to the Republic of North Macedonia. She has served with UNICEF in Kenya, Ethiopia, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, India and Philippines. Before taking up her new post as UNICEF Representative in North Macedonia, she served as the Deputy Representative in Kenya. She brings over 25 years of experience working with partners to protect children from the harmful effects of poverty, adversity, and exclusion. As an Australian national, Ms. Di Giovanni joined UNICEF in 1996. She holds a master’s degree in International Law and Human Rights, from the University of New South Wales, a bachelor’s degree in Social Science from the University of Western Sydney and an Associate Diploma in Community Studies (Youth Work) from the Milperra College of Advanced Education, Sydney.