Céline Schmitt

Céline Schmitt is Head of Public Information, External Relations Senior Officer and Spokesperson for UNHCR, The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in France.
She joined UNHCR office in Paris in July 2015. Her role is to mobilize media and various actors to create a favorable environment for refugees arriving in Europe and to create synergies and common projects between UNHCR and its partners, including civil society.
She has been working for UNHCR since 2007, alternately at the headquarters in Geneva and on the field in the Great Lakes Region of Africa, particularly in Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Before UNHCR, she worked for an NGO in Cape Verde and for the French Embassy in Tanzania. She graduated from Strasbourg Institute of Political Studies and have a Master’s degree in development, cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs from University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.