The Humanitarian Response in Haiti after 12 January 2010 from the perspective of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and in the context Caribbean & Central American Politics

Michel Gabaudan

February 9, 2010
Archer 349
20 Derne Street, Boston
Suffolk University

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 25 years and includes service in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Australia.

Trained as a medical doctor, Mr Gabaudan spent a decade working in Guyana, Zambia, Brazil, London and Yemen before joining UNHCR as a Field Officer in Thailand.  His UN career subsequently took him to field operations in countries ranging from Cameroon to Pakistan as well as several years at the agency’s headquarters in Geneva. 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. Mr. Gabaudan attended the University of Bordeaux in France where he studied medicine. He is married with three children.

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