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Humanitarian Law & Policy:
Children in Armed Conflict, Gender and Protection, Human Rights in Armed Conflict, Humanitarian Access, Humanitarian Advocacy, Humanitarian Law in Practice, Humanitarian Principles, International Criminal Law, International Humanitarian Law, Monitoring and Reporting of Violations, Non-State Armed Groups, Protected Persons, Protection of Civilians, Protection Strategies, Public International Law, Refugees and IDPs, Transitional Justice
Leadership & Management of Humanitarian Action:
Community Engagement, Coordination, Decision-making, Negotiation and Mediation

Soledad Herrero has extensive working experience on protection, human rights,humanitarian affairs, and refugees' issues.

Soledad is currently the UNHCR Senior Protection Officer for the coordination and support of the South Sudan refugee regional response. Previously, she worked in UNICEF Headquarters, coordinating the Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism for Grave Violations under the Security Council Resolution 1612. Soledad was Head of UNICEF Field Office for the border region between Sudan and South Sudan, during the secession period of the later (2009-2012). She also worked as a UNICEF Protection and Humanitarian Affairs in Colombia, coordinating the programme for the demobilization of children associated from armed groups, as well as other humanitarian interventions for the displaced population. Soledad joined the United Nations System in 2004 as a Protection Officer for the UNICEF Office for Latin American and the Caribbean.

Soledad holds a Juris Doctorate and a Business Administration from University of Comillas, ICADE (Spain), a LLM from University of London (UK), and a Master on Public Policy from the Johns Hopkins University School for Advanced International Relations (SAIS), which she obtained with merits.