FORA.tv Speaker - Michel Gabaudan
Michel Gabaudan has served as UNHCR regional representative for the United States and Caribbean since September 2006.
His distinguished career with the agency spans more than twenty-five years and includes service in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Australia. Trained as a medical doctor, Gabaudan spent a decade working in Guyana, Zambia, Brazil, London, and Yemen before joining UNHCR as a Field Officer in Udon, Thailand.
His U.N. career subsequently took him to field operations in places ranging from Cameroon to Pakistan to Geneva, where he served at the agency's headquarters for several years. In 1995, he was appointed Regional Representative in Mexico. He then went on to become head of UNHCR's funding and donor relations service at headquarters.
Between 2001 and 2004 he was the regional representative in Australia. Prior to coming to Washington, he served as the regional representative for UNHCR in Beijing.
Gabaudan attended the University of Bordeaux in France, where he studied medicine. He is married with three children.
07.31.08 | 01:16:25 min
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