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Rachel Dore-Weeks

Head, UN Women

Rachel Dore-Weeks is the head of UN Women in Lebanon. From 2018-19 she served as UN Women’s Deputy Regional Director for Arab States ai, and from 2016-18, as UN Women’s Regional Advisor on Peace, Security and Humanitarian Action for the Arab States, a role in which she worked closely with the League of Arab States, regional actors, Special Envoy teams.


Rachel has worked for UN Women for 11 years, in addition to DPPA, UNRWA and human rights NGOs, and has worked on issues of peace and security for 16 years, including in Afghanistan, Rwanda, Yemen, Jordan, Egypt (regional) and now Lebanon. In 2010 she served on the drafting team of the Secretary General’s 2010 Report on Women’s Participation in Peacebuilding.

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