Christina de Bruin appointed UNICEF's new representative for BulgariaEuropost , Sofia
Christina Dorothea de Bruin is the new representative of UNICEF for Bulgaria, the organisation said on Thursday. Under her guidance, UNICEF Bulgaria will continue to work with its national partners, civil society and the private sector to improve the life of children in Bulgaria. Christina de Bruin presented her credentials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 9 June.
De Bruin said it was an honour for her to represent UNICEF in Bulgaria, adding that she was eager to work with the government and partners to build a better future for each child. UNICEF holds in high esteem Bulgaria's global commitment and active role in upholding the rights of children, as well as its work as Co-Chair of the Group of Friends for Children and Sustainable Development Goals, as well as its participation in the UN Security Council, she added.
Christina de Bruin has over 20 years of experience as an international official working for children. She has years of work in humanitarian aid and development, including at the UNICEF headquarters. Before coming to Bulgaria, she was Deputy Director at the UNICEF Brussels Office.
In Bulgaria, she is taking up the position from Dr Jane Muita who is retiring after many years at UNICEF, the last three of which in Bulgaria.
Christina de Bruin is a national of the Netherlands. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in European Human Rights Law and has graduated from the University of Leiden in the Netherlands with a Master's degree in Public Policy and Public Administration. She is married, with two children.