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Preeta Law begins her duties as new UNHCR representative in Zambia

Preeta Law, the recently appointed UNHCR representative to Zambia, says she is looking forward to carrying on the close cooperation between UNHCR, the Zambian government, and other stakeholders.

Prior to her appointment, Ms. Law held the positions of UNHCR Representative in South Africa and Special Advisor in the Division of International Protection at UNHCR Headquarters.

She has held numerous prominent posts with UNHCR, including Deputy Director in the Division of International Protection at UNHCR Headquarters, and she was deployed in difficult humanitarian situations in Burma and the former Yugoslavia.

Ms. Law had worked with Indian women’s civil society organizations before joining UNHCR.

She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in the United States with a B.A. in anthropology and political science.

“I am honored to assume my role as representative in this beautiful and generous country, which has a long history of providing refuge and protection to those forced to flee war and persecution and finding solutions for them,I forward to continuing the strong collaboration that has long characterized UNHCR’s partnership with the Government of Zambia, members of the diplomatic community, UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, civil society and other stakeholders in the refugee programme in Zambia,”said Ms Law.

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Stanley Kakubo says Government remains committed to offer an open door to those seeking asylum and freedom from war and persecution.

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