Regina De Dominicis
UNICEF Representative to Turkey
Ms. Regina De Dominicis assumed her duties as UNICEF Representative to Turkey as of 10 October 2020.
Prior to this assignment, Ms. De Dominicis worked as UNICEF Representative to Serbia, where she led the expansion of the UNICEF Serbia programme including its private sector and fundraising operations. She has leveraged strategic partnerships for UNICEF, including with IFIs and business to accelerate results for children. Ms. De Dominicis has also worked as UNICEF Representative in Morocco, leading the growth of the UNICEF-Morocco programme focused on early years, adolescents and young people. She has mobilized significant resources and intensified South-South cooperation, especially in the area of early child development.
Before joining Morocco, Ms. De Dominicis worked in Turkey as Deputy Representative, and played an important role as a resource person for the development of a strategic partnership with the European Union for the ECARO region (CEE-CIS at the time), besides her role as a country programme coordinator.
Ms. De Dominicis has also worked at the European Commission, and during her career in Montenegro she managed programmes related to human rights, rule of law, public administration and justice reforms, as well as modernization of the education systems.
During this period, she has also served in the Kosovo (under UNSC Resolution 1244) emergency, for the development of decentralized social protection responses in the framework of the EU reconstruction programme.
Ms. De Dominicis has also worked in the private sector in Canada on public relations and corporate social responsibility.
After obtaining her Laurea di Dottore in Political Sciences at LUISS University in Rome, Ms. De Dominicis specialized in European studies at the College of Europe in Europe, Belgium, where she obtained her master degree in 1999.
Ms. De Dominicis is accompanied in Turkey by her husband and daughter.