Ms Katherine Cocco

Child Protection Specialist, Unicef HQ

Ms Katherine Cocco is the UNICEF Child protection Specialist on the Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism on Children and Armed Conflict. She has over 15 years of experience in the area of protection, including child protection and has worked with a number of agencies including DPKO, UNHCR, and OHCHR, in Kosovo, East Timor and Guinea (Conakry). In her UNICEF deployments, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sri Lanka and the State of Palestine, she worked as Child Protection Specialist on the children and armed conflict programme, establishing and implementing the monitoring and reporting mechanism, supporting the emergency response including by coordinating partners in the Child Protection as well as the Mental Health and Psychosocial Working Groups and leading the Justice for Children programme. She holds a BA in political Science and a LLM in Human Rights from the University of Carlos III of Madrid (Spain).