Fatiha Serour is an Algerian national who has held numerous positions within the United Nations and international non-governmental sector. She is currently the Director of Serour Associates for Inclusion and Equity, an association focusing on supporting inclusive approaches to development.
Previously, she served as Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary General in Somalia (2013-2014), as Senior Adviser in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, with the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (2000-2006), and as Director of the Youth Affairs Division, Commonwealth Secretariat, overseeing the largest youth programme in 54 Commonwealth countries (2006-2010).
In her position as Regional Director for Europe, North Africa and the Middle East at the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) from 2010-2012, she led national and international teams in implementing projects for the United Nations system, international nancial institutions, governments and other partners in world aid.
Ms. Serour holds a PhD in Political Economy and an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Aberdeen. She is uent in French, Arabic and English.