Jago Salmon is currently the head of the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and a non-resident fellow with the Center on International Cooperation. Until September 2019, Jago served as a senior advisor on partnerships with the World Bank Group in the United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, and
was the co-author of the joint UN-World Bank flagship report Pathways for Peace: Inclusive Approaches to Preventing Violent Conflict. In May 2020, Jago was the lead convenor of the Stockholm Peace and Development Forum with the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.
With 15 years’ experience at the nexus of humanitarian, development, and peacebuilding operations in conflict-affected countries, Jago has supported UN operations in Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, East Timor, Lebanon, Liberia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, and Yemen, among others, and has led UN-EU-WB integrated recovery and peacebuilding planning and assessment teams in Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Liberia, and Zimbabwe. Jago was a co-author of the joint UN-WB study on (Re)Building Core Government Functions in Fragile and Conflict Affected Settings, and in 2014 managed UNDP’s programme guaranteeing payments to 36,000 Ebola Response Workers in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone during the West African Ebola epidemic.
Prior to joining the UN, Jago worked as an analyst on the Middle East, with a focus on Sudan. Jago has a doctorate in political science from Humboldt University in Berlin, and speaks English, French, Italian, and Arabic.