International Metropolis Conference Plenary speakers

June 24 to 28, 2019

The Promise of Migration

Inclusion, Economic Growth and Global Cooperation

Renata Dubini

Director, Bureau for the Americas

UNHCR headquarters in Geneva


Director of the Bureau for the Americas at UNHCR headquarters in Geneva since 1st March 2015. Ms. Dubini has 30 years of experience with UNHCR, during which she has worked in Latin America, Southern Europe, Africa and the Middle East. She has also held several positions at UNHCR headquarters in Geneva, such as Deputy Director of the International Protection and Head of the Resettlement Section.

More recently, she was the UNHCR Representative in Syria (from 2009 to 2012), where she had to face the challenges resulting from a large influx of urban refugees. At the same time, she led the initial response of the Agency to internally displaced persons.

Renata Dubini studied Law at the Università degli Studi di Milano and obtained a LL.MM. in Human Rights at the University of Essex.