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Younes Abouyoub is a senior United Nations official with a long experience in conflict resolution, peacebuilding, governance, and sustainable development. He previously worked as the Director of the political office of the UN Under-Secretary General for Conflict Prevention; Senior political advisor to the UN Secretary General Special Envoy to Burundi. He directed the political office of the UN Secretary General Special Envoy to Yemen and acted as his Senior special advisor. Among several other positions with the United Nations, Mr Abouyoub was also the senior political officer in charge of the regional affairs in the UN political mission to Libya (UNSMIL), and Senior Regional Expert in the Un Security Council Panel of Experts on Sudan (Darfur). He has also worked in different capacities for the United Nations Department of Political Affairs (New York), and the United Nations Environment Program in Nairobi. Mr. Younes Abouyoub holds a Ph.D. in political sociology (Paris Sorbonne / Columbia University) and M.A. in Geopolitics and Law. He authored several scholarly articles, research studies and co-authored books on international affairs, governance, and sustainable development.