UNICEF Representative to Uzbekistan
Munir Mammadzade assumed the duties of Representative of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to the Republic of Uzbekistan in August, 2020.
Prior to this, he served as UNICEF Deputy Representative to Kyrgyzstan for the last three years where he was leading UNICEF programmes, coordinating cross-sectoral collaboration, both internally and within the UN System in his capacity as a chair of the Programme Management Team. He has worked in UNICEF Country Offices in Azerbaijan, Moldova, Nepal as well as the Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia.
Before joining UNICEF, Munir Mammadzade has worked in different sectors, capacities and roles, such as the executive director of one of the biggest youth NGO, head of international department in the Human Rights Ombudsman's Office in Azerbaijan. He is an experienced manager with 20 years of professional experience in the field of human rights, children's rights, youth and development.
He graduated from the Moscow State Open University and has a degree in economics and holds a Master of Advanced Studies on Children’s Rights from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.
Munir Mammadzade is a national of Azerbaijan. He is fluent in English, Russian and Turkish. He is married and has an 11 years old son.