Yasmine is a Master’s student in European and International Governance at the United Nations Office in Geneva and the University of Geneva; she holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and a minor in Gender Studies from Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco. She is also an alumna of the European School of Varese, which shaped her sense of belonging to the EU and belief in the European project.
She has experience in the international organizations system in Geneva, with particular interest in issues of human rights and peace, but also to the implications of climate change and digitalization.
As ambassador in Geneva, she hopes to increase EU youth engagement with international policy makers and ultimately help promote EU ideals of respect for freedom, democracy, and equality.
EST visits UNECE: 30 October 2018
On October 30 th 2018, the EST visited the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe in the United Nations Office of Geneva. This event was an opportunity for our visiting group of students to get introduced to the structure and priorities of UNECE, one of five regional economic commissions of the United Nations, with 56 Member States as of today. Its main work revolves around providing a platform to find collective solutions to collective problems related to sustainable development, transport & connectivity, environment, energy, and more recently, the development of innovative digital tools. The students engaged with the speaker in a fruitful Q&A, that was concluded with an important point: UNECE was created right after World War II to allow for Europe’s rebuilding through economic cohesion and cooperation, but these important values that are under attack today, and we must not stop cherishing and promoting them.