Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator


Since August 2015, Philippe Lazzarini is assigned by the UN Secretary-General as the Deputy UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon (UNSCOL), UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Lebanon. He has extensive experience in humanitarian assistance and international coordination in conflict and post-conflict areas at senior levels, including through his latest assignment in the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia as Deputy Special Representative, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator. Prior to this, he held a number of senior positions in the United Nations for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, and in various field positions in Iraq, Angola, Somalia and the Occupied Palestinian Territory.  He also served for 10 years with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) as the deputy Head of Communication, Head of the ICRC delegation in Rwanda, Angola, and Sarajevo and as an ICRC delegate in Southern Sudan, Jordan, Gaza, and Beirut. 

Mr. Lazzarini graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Neuchatel and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Lausanne.

He is a national of Switzerland, born in 1964, and he is married with four children.

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Philippe Lazzarini
Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator
Nayla Hajjar
Special Assistant to the Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator