Ms. Yaktin handles finance and government liaison work at the UN Information Center in Washington . She is part of the team assisting visiting UN officials, working with U.S. government counterparts, international finance institutions and civil society. She joined the office after working at the World Bank Group as a gender specialist with expertise in women economic empowerment, where she supported complex facilities for the Mashreq region, including Lebanon and Iraq, to enact structural change for increasing female labor participation, and remains active in advocating gender equality and the empowerment of women.

Previously, she worked at UN ESCWA in Beirut and held senior positions at Citibank N.A., HSBC. Bank P.LC. and Riggs Bank N.A. in the Mid-Atlantic area. She holds an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies from the Lebanese American University and is a certified ILO Participatory Gender Auditor.

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