Amalia Navarro

Amalia is the Director of Communications of the Ibero American Secretariat, a permanent multilateral institution.

She has over 20 years of experience in positions of increased responsibility in leading organisations working in humanitarian aid, child rights, development and the global fight against poverty- with an extensive track record in policy advocacy, designing high impact campaigns, online communications and as a spokesperson. She has been director of communications and external relations at the UN Millennium Campaign, UNICEF-spanish natcom, DARA and the Prado National Museum in Madrid. Previous to her current post, she was Coordinator for Communications and Partnerships at the UN Millennium Campaign (UNDP). The MY World global campaign she coordinated got over 8 million people voting for the new global goals all over the world, and won awards at the advertising festivals. In 2006 Amalia joined UNICEF-Spain as Director of Advocacy and External Relations. She significantly improved recognition for the organisation through projects such as the 5 year sponsorship agreement between UNICEF and Football Club Barcelona in support of children living with HIV/AIDS. In 2009 she became a policy advocacy consultant for UNICEF supporting the Global Campaign on Children and AIDS in West and Central Africa (24 countries in the region).

Amalia holds a Degree in Law from the University of Madrid, course at the Oxford Refugees Studies Centre, executive education from Harvard Kennedy School of Government and is fluent in Spanish, English and French, having translated humanitarian law and aid publications.