Mona M'Bikay

Mona M'Bikay

Executive Director, UPR Info

Mona M’Bikay is the Executive Director of UPR Info since September 2017.

For more than 20 years, she has gained extensive work experience in the field of justice, democratic governance, and human rights.

Before joining UPR Info, she worked for the Swiss Government (Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and UN agencies (UN OHCHR, Regional Office for Southern Africa, UNDP Bangladesh).

She provided technical assistance to various national stakeholders to support the implementation of programmes and projects in Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe. She also led capacity-building projects in Southern Africa and Bangladesh.

She authored articles on human rights and their monitoring mechanisms, and also supervised several research projects. Her specific areas of expertise include results-based management, organisational development, human rights, rule of law, democratic governance, sustainable development, and gender equality.

Mona M’Bikay holds a Law degree from the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, a Master’s degree in International Studies with a specialisation in international law from the Geneva Graduate Institute, a Postgraduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution Skills from the Centre for Peace and Reconciliation Studies at Coventry University, and a Diploma in Sustainable Development and Human Rights from the Human Rights Centre, University for Peace.

Taught Courses

A general view of participants during of the 33nd ordinary session of the Human Rights Council. Training

The Universal Periodic Review and the UN Human Rights System: Raising the Bar on Accountability

This training course will explore the origin and evolution of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and its functioning in Geneva and will focus on the nature of implementation of the UPR recommendations at the national level.

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