OIPMA

Organisation Internationale pour les Pays les Moins Avancés (OIPMA)

International Organisation for the Least Developed Countries (IOLDCs)

MEET OIPMA TEAM

Thanks to the expertise and experience of a Human Rights and Communications professionals team, OIPMA continues achieving its mandate and speaking up on behalf of the crisis-affected Least Developed Countries (LDCs).

Saaed Mokbil

PRESIDENT OF OIPMA

Saeed Mokbil is the President of OIPMA and a former Member of the UN Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries. He has 26 years of professional experience in dealing with the UN Charter-based and Monitory-based Mechanisms and has held various senior positions as a former diplomat accredited to the UN. Prior founding OIPMA, he represented and accredited several international and civil society organizations to the UN. Conflict prevention, post-conflict peace-building is the core of his work, and he is determined to support the crisis-affected LDCs.
He received his Master’s degree in International Relations and International Law from Kiev University and awarded a diploma in Journalism from Berlin-based International Institute for Journalism. His diplomatic background and years of experience including the high level international conferences and the UN meetings made him prioritize the importance of global cooperation and multilateralism for achieving peace, security and sustainability.

Jade McLachlan

Executive Director

Jade is an accomplished international public policy expert with over 20 years of experience in leadership, strategy, enterprise risk, and sustainability advocacy. She has a proven track record in developing and implementing robust communication strategies, project delivery, and risk management. Extensive background in diplomacy and negotiations as a former Senior Civil Servant within His Majesty’s Government (HMG) in the UK and at the United Nations in New York, serving as a senior aide and advisor. Jade holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and a Master’s in European Affairs, EU Law major, from the University of Aberdeen, as well as Executive Education from the University of Cambridge. Expertise includes drafting multilateral advisory reports, managing crises, and developing enterprise risk management policies. She is skilled in planning, financial management, and effective leadership, with a focus on sustainability and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Márcia Canário

Senior Advocacy & Partnerships Advisor & Team Coordinator

Márcia Canário is a seasoned professional in Human Rights and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), endowed with robust expertise in advocacy, training, and international negotiations. She believes that by working together, we can improve our lives and the lives of those who need it most. Empathetic and adept at dialogue, she leverages her diplomatic background and expertise in the United Nations and other human rights and humanitarian regimes to build networks of people committed to making a difference for the benefit of people living in LDCs.

Dr Pakkamol Siriwat

Senior Policy Adviser and Project Manager

Dr. Pakkamol Siriwat, with a decade of experience in international development, conflict mediation, peacebuilding, and advocacy in Southeast Asia, holds advanced degrees from the University of Cambridge. She’s known for leading sustainable change initiatives and has been instrumental in advocating for human rights in sports, particularly through establishing Thailand’s first professional footballers’ union. Dr. Siriwat’s roles with ASEAN and Geneva Call have seen her contribute significant policy-shaping research and drive effective advocacy projects. Her skill set includes donor engagement, project management, research, facilitation and multilingual communication, complementing her strategic expertise in navigating multicultural environments.

Annie Rose Healion

Human Rights Officer

Annie is an experienced humanitarian policymaker and advocate with tenure at organizations including the International Rescue Committee, United Nations Development Programme, and U.S. Department of State. Skilled at building consensus and navigating complex political dynamics, she has forwarded the unanimous passage of migrant-youth legislation, secured over $5m for marginalized communities, and produced turnkey policy products. She holds graduate degrees from Freie Universität Berlin and the University of Tartu and undergraduate degrees from the University of Edinburgh.

Lauren Meredith

Human Rights Officer

Dr. Lauren Meredith, an experienced researcher and humanitarian, holds a doctoral degree in Medicine from the University of New South Wales, along with a graduate degree in Human Rights Law from the University of London and an undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Sydney. She has conducted research at various institutions and NGOs, including Save the Children, focusing on access, negotiations, and engagement with armed actors. Her work includes studying community-led negotiations, child participation in peace processes, and military training’s impact on child protection, aiding advocacy for children in conflict zones.

Sara Zuluaga Ortiz

Human Rights Officer

Sara Zuluaga Ortiz is a dedicated undergraduate student interested in Global Studies and Human Rights. She possesses a strong foundation in interdisciplinary knowledge, research skills, and advocacy to promote social justice on a global scale. She can demonstrate sensibility and respect for diverse cultures, identities, and perspectives, which is essential and effective when working in multicultural environments. By working together and creating strong relationships with humanitarian organizations, we can help build networks and make a difference for those living in LDCs. 

Helena Bach

Human Rights Officer

Helena Bach is a dedicated Ph.D. candidate in Economics at the University of Geneva,  specializing in the intersection of institutions and culture. With a profound interest in the dynamics between citizen values and environmental policies, Helena’s research aims to uncover how cultural factors influence the development and effectiveness of environmental governance strategies. Through her research, she seeks to inform evidence-based policymaking that reflects and respects diverse cultural values and aspirations.

Javier Rodriguez

Human Rights Officer

Javier has a background in Human Rights, International Relations and Education. He has been a member of the Council of Europe delegation to the United Nations in Geneva. His work focuses on the protection and promotion of economic and cultural rights, in particular the right to education.

COMMUNICATIONS TEAM

Alina Merlici

SENIOR COMMUNICATION OFFICER

With over 8 years of experience in communication and PR, Alina has developed skills and expertise in public diplomacy, organizational communication, change communication, and strategic communication. Alina has worked with various public administration entities, where she developed and implemented communication strategies and plans, wrote speeches and press releases, organized events, and maintained relationships with key media contacts.