Dr. Yasmin Ali Haque is retiring from UNICEF after 25 years of service, starting her career in Bangladesh, Yasmin has held leadership roles in the Office of Emergency Programmes, South Sudan, Ghana, Sri Lanka, and mostly recently India.Dr. Haque’s leadership and professional experience spans over a wide range of fields including policy analysis, strategic planning for women’s & child rights, child-centric development programming and large-scale responses for children in humanitarian crisis. Yasmin is a strong believer in the power of partnership in accelerating results for children. Dr. Yasmin Ali Haque is retiring from UNICEF after 25 years of service. She served for 4.5 years leading UNICEF’s India program, including supporting the response to the tragic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and spear-heading innovative initiatives to support and engage children and young people. Prior to taking this position, she was Deputy Director of UNICEF’s Office of Emergency Operations where she played a lead role in the programming and policies for an effective UNICEF response for children in humanitarian crisis. Dr. Haque served as the first UNICEF Representative in South Sudan (2010-2013) and UNICEF Representative in Ghana (2007-2010). As Deputy Representative in Sri Lanka (2004-2007), she was responsible for guiding and coordinating the UNICEF programme of support as well as the emergency response to the 2004 tsunami. Dr. Haque’s leadership and professional experience spans over a wide range of fields including policy analysis, strategic planning for women’s & child rights, child-centric development programming and large-scale responses for children in a humanitarian crisis. She is a strong believer in the power of collaborative action in accelerating results for children and the critical need to invest in the leadership potential of women professionals. Dr. Haque first joined UNICEF in Bangladesh in 1996. During this tenure, she contributed significantly to national policy analysis and strategic planning for maternal health and maternal mortality reduction in context of the human rights based approach. A national of Bangladesh, Dr. Haque holds a degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) from Dhaka Medical College, Bangladesh, and a Master’s of Science degree in Health Systems Management from London University.
Dr. Yasmin Ali Haque
India Country Office