Nathalie Mivelaz Tirabosco is in charge of communications and external relations at the Geneva Academy.
Before joining the Geneva Academy, she worked for the Government of Geneva where she was Head of Communications on international Geneva, promoting Geneva as an international city in close collaboration with the UN Office at Geneva, other Geneva-based international organizations and NGOs and the Swiss government.
Previously, Nathalie worked for more than nine years in the field of human rights, holding various positions in NGOs and at the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human rights (OHCHR). She was notably Advocacy Director at the Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions where she led the international campaign for an Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. At OHCHR, Nathalie was the focal point on issues related to the right to adequate housing and the right to water, advising field offices, other staff and the High Commissioner on these issues.
Nathalie holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Boston.
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