In May 2022, Ms. Carolyne-Mélanie Régimbal, Canadian, assumed her functions as Chief of Service of the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs’ Geneva Office. She will also serve as Deputy Secretary General to the Conference on Disarmament.
Ms. Régimbal has 25 years of multilateral disarmament, peace and security experience. Ms. Régimbal served as Director of the UN Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC) in Lima (Peru). She also worked for the United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia, where she served as Head of Field Coordination contributing to the Colombian Peace Process.
Prior to joining the United Nations, Ms. Régimbal worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Canada. She was also a founding member of the Canadian Mine Action Team in Ottawa and continued to work on Human Security, Disarmament and Non-Proliferation matters at the Permanent Mission of Canada to the Organization of American States (OAS) as an Alternate Representative in Washington DC. Ms. Régimbal, has a Bachelor of Arts in Canadian Studies and a Masters in International Service, is fluent in French, English and Spanish. She is married and has two children.