Information Officer, NGO Relations & Advocacy, UN DPI
Felipe Queipo began his United Nations career at the NGO Relations & Advocacy Section of the Department of Public Information (DPI) in 2008. He currently serves as the Officer responsible for outreach, engagement and global communications with civil society organizations for the Section.
Felipe is also the focal point for faith-based organizations within DPI. In this capacity, he leads the team that organizes the "Focus on Faith" briefings within the Department, an initiative that studies the links between faith traditions and religious organizations, and the work and mission of the United Nations. The Focus on Faith Series has explored, amongst other themes, the role that gender plays in religious institutions, the contribution of religious organizations in preventing violent extremism, as well as the efforts to address the refugee and migrants crises around the globe and the resettlement work of governments and faith-based civil society.
He also serves as the focal point for technology and social media platforms at NGO Relations, and is a strong advocate of new communications tools and their role in developing effective communication and media strategies. In this capacity, he assists NGOs in developing social media policies to increase the efficacy of their outreach efforts within the civil society context.
Before Graduating from Brigham Young University Idaho, where he studied Political Science, Felipe studied Theology and Biology in Spain, emphasizing his training on Political and Social Theology.