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Guillaume Landry becomes the new Director General of the International Bureau for Children’s Rights

Montreal, March 20th, 2014 - The Board of Directors of the International Bureau for Children’s Rights is happy to announce it has chosen unanimously the candidacy of Mr. Guillaume Landry, current Director of Programmes and Development and Acting Director General, for the position of Director General of the International Bureau for Children’s Rights.
This nomination is effective from 17 March 2014.

Mr. Landry will therefore take the position left vacant after Ms. Nadja Pollaert left the organisation to join the Paul Gérin-Lajoie Foundation. He becomes the fourth Director General in the history of the Bureau.

Mr. Landry is a researcher and a child protection expert, cumulating professional and academic experience in over 35 countries. He joined the IBCR in 2006 and was up until recently the Director of Programmes and Development before being appointed Acting Director General. In 2002-2003, Mr. Landry was the Youth Mine Action Ambassador at UNICEF Quebec, before he joined ECPAT International research team on the commercial sexual exploitation of children in Bangkok, Thailand. He possesses strong field experience in Africa, as he has been a Child Protection Adviser for the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Researcher on the situation of child refugees in Western Sahara, as well as a Research Specialist and Project Manager in Western Africa for the Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers. He is the author of many publications, in addition to having taught and facilitated hundreds of courses and training around the world, mainly focused on children’s rights. Mr. Landry also completed various mandates with UNICEF, the World Bank, the Department of Peacekeeping Operations, the German Cooperation, Save the Children Sweden and the Canadian International Development Agency. He graduated from York University (Canada) and from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel) in international studies, as well as from the Uppsala University (Sweden) in humanitarian assistance. He is a father of two young boys.

Mr. Landry takes the lead at the IBCR at a key moment in its history. Having substantially developed its activities and expanded its team of experts in recent years, the IBCR will mark in November 2014 not only the 25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, but also the 20th anniversary of the IBCR establishment.

Founded in 1994, the International Bureau for Children's Rights is an international non-governmental organisation based in Montreal, whose mission is to contribute to the respect and promotion of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and its Optional Protocols at the international level.

For more information, please contact:

Hélène Boucher
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Telephone: (1) 514 932 7656, extension 225, Fax: (1) 514-932-9453

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