McElwaine, Christina

Chief Operating Officer

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  • Christina McElwaine
    INSTITUTE:
    UNU-CPR
    E-MAIL:
    mcelwaine@unu.edu

    Biographical Statement

    Christina McElwaine is a former career diplomat with the Government of Ireland and served in the UK, former Yugoslavia and as Deputy Consul General in New York.

    More recently she has worked at the Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations in New York where she advised the Permanent Representative of Ireland as co-facilitator of three major UN intergovernmental processes – the MDG Special Event in 2013, the post-2015 development agenda culminating in the adoption of Agenda 2030 in 2015 and, most recently, in negotiations leading to the adoption of the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants in 2016. She has also worked on human rights policy, focusing on the rights of the child, with the EU Delegation to the UN.

    She joined United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility as a Visiting Fellow to support the work of the Chair of the Global Migration Group before becoming Chief Operating Officer of the Centre for Policy Research.