Paul de Guchteneire is an expert in the domain of international human rights. He is the former head of the International Migration Program at UNESCO and founding director of the International Journal on Multicultural Societies. Before coming to UNESCO he worked as epidemiologist in oncology at the Netherlands Cancer Research Foundation and as Director of the Steinmetz Institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has been elected President of the International Federation of Data Organizations (IFDO) and published several works on data collection and data analysis in the social sciences and on Best Practices for the use of indigenous knowledge for development.
Mr. de Guchteneire has been teaching guest courses in the social sciences at the University of Leiden, the University of Ann Arbor and at the University of Chicago. His current work focuses on the human rights aspects of international migration and the development of policies for migration management at the regional and international level. In 2011 he coordinated the Global Migration Group, uniting some sixteen UN organizations including the World Bank and the International Organization for Migration. His recent book publications are on ‘Democratic Governance and Human Rights in Multicultural Societies’ (2007), ‘Migration without Borders’ (2007), ‘Human Rights and Migration’ (2009) and ‘Migration and Climate Change’ (2011).