Javier Aguilar

UNICEF child protection regional adviser for MENA region

PhD Clinical Psychology and Psychopathology, Lyon University, France.
MSc Public Policy, SOAS, University of London.

23 years of international experience in the area of child protection, adolescent and youth development.

Before becoming Regional Child Protection Advisor in UNICEF Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa, Javier has been Chief of Child Protection in Sri Lanka, Egypt and India. He has also worked in France, Peru and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Javier has experience working in preventing and responding to violence against children, research, policy advice and strengthening child protection systems.