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Amat Al Alim Alsoswa

Former Minister of Human Rights, Yemen and former UN Assistant Secretary General

Amat Alsoswa’s experience includes over 25 years of proven high level governmental, nongovernmental, international and regional experience in peace building, human rights, inclusive governance, gender equality, and development.

She served the Government of Yemen in various capacities including as the first woman Minister of Human Rights, Ambassador to the Netherlands, Sweden, and Denmark, Undersecretary and Assistant Deputy- Minister of Information and Managing Director of The Executive Bureau for the Acceleration of Aid Absorption & Support for Policy Reforms in Yemen.

She also participated in Yemen’s National Dialogue Conference. For over six years, Amat served as UN Assistant Secretary General, UNDP Assistant Administrator, and Regional Director of the Arab States Bureau. Currently, she works as senior international consultant with the World Bank, on fragility, peace building, gender equality and informality.