Ms. Mayke Huijbregts currently holds the post of Chief Social Policy and Chief Child Protection with UNICEF in South Africa. She has worked with UNICEF over 18 years in Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and fYR Macedonia. She started her career with the European Commission in Brussels, thereafter with Human Rights Watch and OSCE. A Dutch citizen, she holds a LLM in Law from Amsterdam University with a specialisation in international law, human rights, leadership, social protection and child protection. She is married, with six girls.