Ameerah Haq is the former United Nations Under-Secretary-General for the Department of Field Support, where she held the role between 2012 and 2014.
She most recently served as the Vice Chair of the High-Level Independent Panel on Peace Operations for the United Nations (UN). She has over 39 years of UN experience, including 19 years of field experience.
She was the last Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) in the UN Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste. She has also held the positions of Deputy SRSG and UN Resident Coordinator in Sudan, as well as Deputy SRSG and UN Resident Coordinator in Afghanistan.
In addition, Ms Haq has held senior positions within the UN Development Programme and has served as UN Resident Coordinator in Malaysia and Laos. She currently serves on the board for the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, on the Secretary-General’s Senior Expert Group on Human Rights Up Front, and the Center for International Peace Operations – ZIF in Berlin.