Centre for Arab Unity Studies

Luna AbuSwaireh

Luna Abuswaireh, Director-General and Editor-in-Chief for “Mustaqbal Arabi” Journal

Luna Abuswaireh is the Director-General of the Center for Arab Unity Studies since May 2017. Her professional experience extends to more than twenty years in managing development Programmes in international organizations and in collaboration with intergovernmental bodies. Before joining the Center, she held the position of Head of the Regional Office for Arab States of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) in Cairo. She also coordinated Climate Change portfolio for UNDRR in Bonn, worked on global disaster risk reduction policy and Programme planning at UNDRR in Geneva, and worked as a Programme Officer at UN Volunteer programs/UNDP in charge of Programmes in the Balkans and South Asia. She started her career as a Project Officer managing a UNDP project on youth development and participation in the refugee camps in Gaza Strip, Palestine.

Ms Abuswaireh contributed to many international and regional reports and to the preparation of Arab strategies concerned with climate challenges, disaster risk reduction and sustainable development. She coordinated and successfully launched a number of development initiatives and projects, organized regional and global conferences, the most important of which was the establishment of the Arab Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, which was held for the first time in Aqaba in 2013 and being held annually since then.

Ms Luna Abuswaireh holds a Master’s degree in Public and International affairs from Pittsburgh, USA and a Postgraduate Diploma in Feminist Development Economics from the Netherlands.