Céline Monnier is a Senior Program Officer at New York University's Center on International Cooperation, working on Prevention and Peacebuilding.
Céline joins CIC from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in New York, where she worked in the Policy Branch to support principled and effective humanitarian response, particularly for internally displaced persons and migrants. She also prepared briefings and policy recommendations for Security Council members to strengthen the protection of civilians in peacekeeping and political missions. Previously, she spent over three years working on violence and crime prevention with a focus on Latin America with the International Centre for the Prevention of Crime. She advised international organizations, local and national governments on effective crime prevention strategies, including on the prevention of radicalization leading to violence. Prior to that, she worked for almost two years in Colombia and Mexico on human rights and in the diplomatic sector on security and conflict analysis.
She has a Masters in International Law from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva with a Master’s Thesis on the “Legal Involvement of Non-State Armed Groups in the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons.”