Nadia Hijab

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Nadia Hijab "is Senior Fellow at the DC-based Institute for Palestine Studies. Cambridge University Press published her first book, Womanpower: The Arab debate on women at work (1988). She co-authored Citizens Apart: A Portrait of Palestinians in Israel (I. B. Tauris 1990). She was Editor-in-Chief of the London-based Middle East magazine before moving to New York in 1989 to join the United Nations. Since 1999, she has worked as an independent consultant for international organizations on human rights, human development, gender, and the media." [1]

"Nadia Hijab serves as consultant on documentation and communication to the AMDD Program. She is author of two books - Womanpower: The Arab Debate on Women at Work (Cambridge University Press, 1988), and Citizens Apart (co-author; I.B. Tauris, 1990) - and of several essays, articles, and lectures.

"She served at the United Nations Development Programme in New York from 1989 to 2000, first as regional programme officer in the Arab States Bureau; then as senior human development officer at the UNDP Policy Bureau, where she offered technical assistance to UNDP offices in all world regions; and finally as a member of the organization's change management team. She helped the organization prepare for and follow up to 1993 World Conference on Human Rights, drafting the first organizational strategy on human rights.

"Prior to joining the UN, Ms. Hijab was a writer and journalist based in London. She was editor-in-chief of The Middle East magazine, and was a frequent commentator on the British Broadcasting Corporation and other radio and television stations. Overall, Ms. Hijab's 20-year career in the media covered many forms of print and audio-visual communication.

"Since leaving the UN, Ms. Hijab has undertaken short-term consultancy assignments for the World Bank, UNICEF, UNFPA, UNDP, in addition to Columbia University. Her areas of expertise include human development, communication, gender, and human rights." [2]

Resources and articles


  1. Nadia Hijab, Council on Foreign Relations, accessed July 16, 2007.
  2. Nadia Hijab, AMDD, accessed July 16, 2007.