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Azza Karam


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Azza Karam is a member of the United Nations’ Secretary General High Level Advisory Board on Multilateralism, a professor of religion and development at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, secretary general emerita of Religions for Peace International, and president and CEO of the Women’s Learning Partnership. She served for nearly two decades in the United Nations (in UNDP and UNFPA), where she coordinated the Arab Human Development Reports, co-founded and chaired the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Religion (with over 20 UN system bodies), and founded and convened its Multi-Faith Advisory Council. Karam created and facilitated the peer-to-peer “Strategic Learning Exchanges” on religion, development, and diplomacy. Karam is a member of the Working Group on Child Rights and Family Values, part of the Culture of Encounter Project.

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