Media Advisory: Nicholas van Praag, Director of External Relations, leaving UNHCR

The following media advisory is from the UNHCR Communications Service, Geneva.


Nicholas van Praag has announced he is to leave UNHCR to return to the World Bank. Mr. van Praag joined the office in 2006 as director of the Division of External Relations with a mandate to overhaul the external relations function as part of a far-reaching change program led by the High Commissioner.

The High Commissioner noted Mr. van Praag's significant contribution to UNHCR's efforts to raise support for refugees through innovative approaches to communications and fund raising that will leave an enduring legacy, and thanked him for his services and wished him the best in his future endeavours.