Contact: Andreas Runggatscher
Online Registration
New York
Labouisse Hall
3 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
United States of America
EVENT: International Breakfast – Mar 18
Int'l Breakfast - Mar 18
Our featured speaker will be: Akhil Iyer, the new UNICEF Chief of Polio+. His topic will be: Progress Toward Polio Eradication. The meeting will take place at UNICEF House at UN Plaza.
Advance reservations required. Reserve now

About Akhil Iyer - Director, Polio Eradication, UNICEF

Akhil Iyer began his career with UNICEF in 1991 and is currently the Director of Polio Eradication at UNICEF in New York. He previously served in Haiti to coordinate UNICEF’s emergency response following Hurricane Mathew. He was the UNICEF Representative for Afghanistan between 2013 and 2016, and Deputy Director of Emergency Operations (EMOPS) in UNICEF from 2009 to 2013 supporting the implementation of UNICEF’s humanitarian response globally.

From 2006 to 2009, Akhil served as UNICEF’s Representative in the Republic of Niger, and UNICEF’s Deputy Representative in Angola (2001 to 2006) and in the Republic of Yemen (1997 to 2001). Akhil also headed UNICEF’s office in Sao Tome and Principe (1994-1997) and worked as an Emergency Field Officer with UNICEF in Angola from 1991-1994.

Prior to working with UNICEF, Akhil worked in the International Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement and with UNDP.

Akhil is a national of Canada.


 The meeting will take place at UNICEF House - Labouisse Hall, 3 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017

Non-Member Guests and Visitors may register by contacting Andreas Runggatscher at