Ms. Hawa Diallo - Public Information Officer, Youth Engagement Focal Point, NGO Relations & Advocacy Section Department

Ms. Hawa Diallo, Public Information Officer

Ms. Diallo began her United Nations career in 1986 with the Department of Public Information in New York, where she worked in various public information capacities. From 1992 to 1994, she served in two United Nations Peacekeeping Operations in Cambodia and Somalia, respectively. 

Upon her return to New York, Ms. Diallo joined the Office of the Deputy Secretary-General until moving the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) in Nairobi, as an Associate Human Settlements Officer. She later served as a Partners and Youth Programme Officer until moving to UN-Habitat’s New York Liaison Office in 2010. 

Currently Ms. Diallo serves as Head of Unit and Public Information Officer in the NGO Relations and Advocacy Section of the Department of Public Information, where she coordinates United Nations and NGO partnership activities. She has extensive experience in designing and implementing United Nations public information outreach programmes and fostering civil society partnerships, with a particular emphasis on youth and women’s organizations.  

Ms. Diallo holds a Bachelor’s degree from Rosemont College in Pennsylvania and a Master of Arts from Long Island University in New York.


 Hawa Diallo during the lecture

Ms. Hawa Diallo giving a lecture to UVU students.

Hawa receiving gifts from Baldomero

Ms. Diallo was presented with UVU souvenirs by Dr. Baldomero Lao, Chief International Officer.

Hawa with uvu students and faculty

Ms. Diallo with UVU students and faculty.