Adam Abdelmoula is the United Nations Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia, and also serves as the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator.
Appointed by UN Secretary-General António Guterres in August 2019, Mr. Abdelmoula brings more than thirty years of experience in development, rule of law, human rights and security to his role.
Prior to his current post, he served as the Director of the UN Human Rights Council and Treaty Mechanisms Divisions at the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). Previously, he served as the Country Director of the UN Development Programme in Iraq (2013- 2016) and the UN Resident Coordinator in Kuwait and Syria (2010-2013).
Earlier, Mr. Abdelmoula served as the Chief of Middle East and North Africa Section in OHCHR, and undertook various assignments with the world body in Liberia, Iraq and Somalia.
Mr. Abdelmoula holds a Bachelor of Laws in Common Law and Islamic Law from the University of Khartoum, a Master of Laws in International Law from Harvard Law School, and a Doctor of Juridical Science in Public International Law from Georgetown University.