Mehr Khan Williams

Mehr Khan Williams is chair of the Board of International Service for Human Rights. From 2004 to 2006, she was Assistant Secretary General and Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva. Prior to that she has served in senior positions in UNICEF including Regional Director in the East Asia and Pacific region, Director of Communication in New York, Director of the Innocenti Research Centre and Deputy Director of UNICEF’s Programme Funding Office. She has also served on the Board of a number of NGOs including UNICEF United Kingdom, Plan International and Minority Rights Group. Before joining the United Nations, Mehr worked for the Associated Press of Pakistan and United Press International and taught journalism at the University of Karachi. She has a Masters degree in Journalism from Karachi University and has studied communication at the East West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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