20 Years - The Convention on the Rights of the Child

Gianfranco Rotigliano

Gianfranco Rotigliano is the Director of UNICEF’s Regional Office for West and Central Africa. Dr. Rotigliano began working for UNICEF in 1995 as Special Representative to Albania, in Tirana, and has also worked as the UNICEF Representative in Indonesia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Somalia.

With more than 26 years of experience in developing health programmes, Dr. Rotigliano worked as a public health physician before joining UNICEF. An Italian national, Dr. Rotigliano earned a doctorate in medicine and surgery from the University of Rome in 1975, and has received specialized training in allergy and clinical immunology, as well as in infectious and parasitic diseases. 


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