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Jozef Merkx

Representative to Colombia, United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees (UNHCR)

Bio Current as of July 10, 2018

JOZEF MERKX (Dutch), has been working with UNHCR since 1989, performing various functions; Coordinator for the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, Erbil (2014-2016), Deputy Representative in Ecuador (2012-2014), Representative in Costa Rica (2006-2011), Desk Officer for Colombia at UNHCR, Geneva (2002-2006), Program Officer in Uganda (1996-1999), Program Officer in Mozambique (1993-1996), Program Officer in Nicaragua (1991-1993), Field Officer in Costa Rica (1989-1991), Emergency Missions in Ankara , Turkey (2011), Haiti, El Salvador (1993).

Mr. Merkx has also served as the Latin American Officer of the Utrecht Humanitarian League, Netherlands (1986-1988), Chief Operating Officer of HealthNet International, Amsterdam Netherlands (2000-2002) Social Anthropologist, University of Amsterdam with a Masters in Arts (1980-1986), Postgraduate in Development Economics, University of Amsterdam (1986-1987), Guest Professor in the Refugee Studies Program, Oxford University.

On October 20, 2016, he presented credentials as Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Colombia.