Antonia De Meo is UNRWA’s Deputy Commissioner-General for Operational Support.

She previously served as Director of the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) from 2020 to 2024, Chief of the Human Rights, Transitional Justice and Rule of Law Service at the United Nations Support Mission in Libya and Representative of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Libya (2018-2020), and Chief of Staff and Director of the UNRWA Executive Office (2014-2017).

Ms. De Meo has over twenty-five years of experience in executive leadership, strategic planning, representation, resource mobilization and all aspects of operational oversight in humanitarian, conflict, recovery, and development contexts.

Writing in the Cairo Review