Professor,
Andrés Bello Catholic University campus Guayana, Venezuela

 

Areas of Expertise
International Affairs, International Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law, International Law, Journalism, Media and Communication, Sustainable Development, UN Human Rights System, United Nations

Background
Mr. Omar Hernández currently teaches Institutions of International Public Law and International Journalism at the Andrés Bello Catholic University campus Guayana in Venezuela, where he has also conducted several professional training programs on International Human Rights Law and International Relations while developing a number of Model UN initiatives for university and high school students. He worked as an Individual Contractor for the United Nations Academic Impact initiative in New York, hosted by the United Nations Department of Global Communications, liaising universities and colleges with the United Nations in particular within the framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Previously, he served as Volunteer and Conference Management Specialist at the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat in Bonn and before that, as a Consultant on Model UN for the ‘Education for Justice’ initiative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Mr. Hernández, who worked as International News Analyst for the Venezuelan media, was also a Temporary Correspondent at the United Nations in Geneva covering the Human Rights Council and the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. He also volunteered in New York on humanitarian and human rights issues, with the United Nations Agency for Palestine Refugees and with the World Federation of United Nations Associations. He holds a Master’s degree in Cooperation for Development with Specialization in International Humanitarian Aid, a Diploma of Advanced Studies in Freedom of Expression and Right to Information and, a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies.

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Updated May, 2019