Maja Carrieri

Maja Carrieri

Director, Language, Conference and Publishing Services

Maja Carrieri (née Drazenovic) has been Director of the Language, Conference and Publishing Services Department since December 2002.

Maja Carrieri came to Geneva from The Hague, where from 1994 to 2002 she set up and managed the 160-strong team of Conference and Language Services at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. From 1987 and 1994, prior to joining the United Nations system, Ms Carrieri built her career as a freelance conference interpreter and translator in Paris, becoming accredited as an official interpreter of the French Government, United Nations Office in Geneva and European institutions.

In 1987, Ms Carrieri left her home country, Croatia, after obtaining an Master of Arts (MA) in Romance languages from the University of Zagreb, to complete her postgraduate studies in conference interpreting at Sorbonne Nouvelle (ESIT) in Paris. She is an active member of various professional organizations, such as IAMLADP (Chair, Working Group on Language Services), United Nations Bodies Secretariat Group (UNGBS), JIAMCATT, in addition to being the WMO focal point for Multilingualism in the United Nations system and a staunch advocate for gender equality.