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Dr. Zohreh Tabatabai

Director of Communication and Public Information, ILO

Zohreh Tabatabai is the Director of Communication and Public Information at the International Labour Organization, the Geneva-based U.N. agency that promotes rights at work, encourages decent employment opportunities, enhances social protection and strengthens dialogue in handling work-related issues. As a member of the ILO’s senior staff, Ms. Tabatabai has expanded the department’s mandate and has developed new strategies and tools for raising global awareness of the organization’s work. She supervises 85 staffers who are engaged in media relations, issue campaigns, publications, web activities and library services. Prior to her appointment at the ILO, Ms. Tabatabai spent 20 years at the United Nations in New York, most recently as Focal Point for Women, and previously as the Coordinator of the UN’s Fiftieth Anniversary and Chief of the UN’s Public Services Section. Before arriving at the UN in 1980, Ms. Tabatabai served nearly 10 years as a diplomat in the Foreign Ministry of Iran.

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