Senior Advisor for UN Impact
Ameerah Haq advises the UN Foundation on issues related to UN strengthening. She is a seasoned and skilled negotiator and consensus-builder who served the UN with distinction for four decades, taking on progressively senior management responsibilities in support of complex mission deployments and country transition activities.
Ameerah most recently served as Under-Secretary-General for the Department of Field Support, a role she took on after serving as the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Timor-Leste and Head of the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT). She previously held the positions of Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General; United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator for Sudan; and Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General and United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator for Afghanistan. Following her retirement from UN service Ameerah served as vice chair of then-Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s High-Level Independent Panel on UN Peace Operations.