Conversation and Press Conference

Conversation and Press Conference

الوضع الراهن لأطفال السودان بعد الثورة – حوار ومؤتمر صحفي مع السيد عبدالله فاضل ممثل اليونيسف في السودان

Conversation and press conference with

Abdullah Fadil, Representative, UNICEF Sudan

Matthew Hollingworth, Representative & Country Director – Sudan, World Food Programme (WFP)

Monday 20th May 2019 (18:00-19:30)    Rumi’s Cave, London, United Kingdom

Join us for this meeting and press conference to learn more about the current status of Sudan children after the current uprising. As the UNCIEF country representative in Sudan, Mr Fadil will provide an uptodate status of the situation of children of Sudan after the current uprising and what needs to be done to ensure while we pursuing the uprising we should also understand the scale of situation and impact on children. The entire concept of sustainable development (SD) is about the future and the future is all about the children and youth! The talk will discuss various topics relating to children in Sudan and what can be done to help their health and well being.

The talk is part of our Diaspora Series aims to provide the participants the opportunity to share their knowledge and experiences from all over the world on major global issues; the emphasis is on the importance of evidence-based planning to overcome the challenges facing many developing countries’ efforts to achieve a sustainable future. For more details watch presentations from previous events.


Mr. Abdullah A. Fadil was appointed UNICEF Representative in Sudan in June 2016. Mr. Fadil has over twenty years of experience in strategic management, peace-making and peace-building, international humanitarian relief and development work, public administration, political analysis, advocacy and project management in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Prior to this role, Mr. Fadil served as the Director of the UN Humanitarian Monitoring Mechanism for Syria (2014-2016), working on the delivery of humanitarian assistance to Syrians from Jordan, Turkey and Iraq. He was also the Deputy Head of Mission and Chief of Staff for the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)-UN Joint Mission in Syria (2013-2014), entrusted to oversee the Elimination of Chemical Weapons Programme in Syria. From 2010 to 2013 he was the Chief of Mission Support for the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO), based in Jerusalem, and oversaw operational support to military observers in Lebanon, Syria, the Golan Heights and Egypt. Mr. Fadil has significant work experience in Sudan. He served as the Chief Human Resources for the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS), based in Khartoum, from 2004 to 2006, and as the Head of Office in South Darfur from 2006 to 2008. After serving as Acting Chief Field Operations with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) from 2008 to 2009, he returned to Sudan as the Head of Office in West Darfur for the United Nations African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) from 2009 to 2010. Mr. Fadil has a strong management background with significant financial, human resources, and operational responsibilities. He served as Chief Human Resource Planning with the Department of Peacekeeping Operations in New York (2003-2004), and from 1994 to 2003 in several positions with the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), and the McGill University. Mr. Fadil holds two Master of Science degrees: one in Public Policy and Management from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), and one in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the London School of Economics (LSE). He is married with four children.

Venue and Registration

The conference is co-organised in partnership with UNICEF UK, UNICEF Sudan and the Centre for Islamic Finance, Law and Communities (CEFLAC), University of East London and hosted by the Rumi’s Cave at the following address: Rumi’s Cave, Carlton Vale, NW6 5HH, London, United Kingdom

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