Deputy Head of the United Nations Mission to support the Hudaydah Agreement (UNMHA)
The UN Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Daniela Kroslak of Germany as the Deputy Head for the United Nations Mission to support the Hudaydah Agreement (UNMHA) in January 2020.
Ms. Kroslak brings to the position a wealth of experience in the United Nations in field and at headquarters, as well as a researcher. Before joining UNMHA, she served as the Chief of Staff of the United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH) (2018-2019) and, from 2014 to 2018, as the Principal Officer for the Sudan Integrated Operations Team with the Department of Peacekeeping Operations where she backstopped the missions in Abyei and Darfur (UNISFA and UNAMID) as well as the Office of the Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan. Ms. Kroslak previously held the position of Senior Adviser and Head of Office with the Special Envoy and was part of the team during the negotiations between Sudan and South Sudan upon separation of South Sudan in 2011, having previously been deployed to the United Nations Mission in Sudan (2010-2011), the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (2004-2006) and the United Nations Population Fund in Rwanda (2003-2004).
Ms. Kroslak worked for the International Crisis Group as Deputy Africa Director in Nairobi, Kenya (2007-2010) and for the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (2001-2002). During her time as a researcher and academic she published widely in the international media, academic journals and contributed to edited volumes. She also wrote a book about the Rwandan genocide (“The French Betrayal”, Hurst 2007).
Ms. Kroslak holds a Doctorate in International Politics and a Bachelor’s in International History and International Politics from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK. She also holds a Licence in Applied Language from the Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier, France.