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Désiré Assogbavi, a Jurist, Policy and Political Analyst… is currently the Chief of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Liaison Office and Representative to the African Union and the UNECA in Ethiopia. He was the Founding Head of the Oxfam International Liaison Office to the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and the Resident Representative of Oxfam International Confederation to the African Union from May 2009 to July 2017.
Previously, he served in Oxfam Great Britain for four years as Pan-Africa Senior Policy Analyst (2006–2009). Before joining Oxfam he coordinated the Africa Team of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court in New York, a project of the World Federalist Movement–Institute for Global Policy from 2001 to 2006.
From 1997 to 2001, elected by the Parliament of Togo, Mr Assogbavi served in both the National Human Rights Commission and the Inter-Ministerial Commission for the Implementation of International Humanitarian Law as Commissioner.
During the same period Mr Assogbavi produced and presented civic education radio programme at the National Radio of Togo (Radio-Togo) and, was appointed in 1997 as Head of the Civic Education Department. Assogbavi has also worked for four years as a researcher with the Nobel Prize winner the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) and has contributed to the publication of four global annual reports of the Brussels-based Landmine Monitor.
Mr Assogbavi is an appointed Member of the Netherland Government’s Knowledge Platform on Inclusive Development Policies (http://includeplatform.net/about/) since 2014.
He has published and presented more than seventy articles and papers on various issues including international humanitarian law, international justice, civil service, the African Union, and African politics.
Mr Assogbavi studied international law, administrative sciences and human rights in Togo, France, Canada, and Austria. He speaks French and English.
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