Representative to Bosnia and Herzegovina
Jo-Anne Bishop has 20 years of international experience, including senior management with the United Nations, the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and governmental and non-governmental institutions in a broad range of countries.
Prior to serving as Deputy Regional Director of the UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia, she held senior advisory positions with the UN Mission in Kosovo, OSCE Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Liberia Governance Commission, Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission and Timor-Leste Secretary of State for the Promotion of Equality. She headed and established the Tolerance and Non-Discrimination Department with the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights and served as Chief of Party of the Canadian Governance Support Office in Afghanistan. She has led more than 15 global, regional and country-level strategic reviews and evaluations for a range of UN entities including UNFPA, UNDP, IOM and UN Women in Asia-Pacific, Europe and Central Asia aimed at strengthening performance and increasing the impact of the UN system.
Jo-Anne Bishop holds an MA Degree in International Affairs from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs in Canada and is the proud mother of two feminist children.