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stephane jaquemet

Stephane Jaquemet

UNHCR Regional Representive of Southern Europe

Stephane Jaquemet was appointed Regional Representative for Southern Europe of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) as of April 2016.

Mr. Jaquemet has been working with UNHCR for 24 years, starting in 1992 in Croatia as Head of Operations.

He continued his career in Togo serving as Head of Emergency Operations and then as Senior Protection Officer. From 1997 to 2002, he held a number of senior positions in the Division of International Protection at UNHCR Headquarters in Geneva.

In 2002, Mr Jaquemet moved to Indonesia and took the position of Deputy Regional Representative. In 2005, he was appointed as Representative and successfully served as such in Lebanon, Nepal, Burkina Faso and Colombia

Mr Jaquemet is a Swiss national and studied law at Lausanne University and was called to the Swiss Bar in 1981. He then successfully completed his master's degree in criminology at the University of Paris.

He is married and has one daughter.

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