Osnat Lubrani was born 1958. in Jerusalem.
She is UNDP Resident Representative and UN coordinator.
Ms Lubrani was previously the Director of the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) Brussels office, responsible for policy dialogue, advocacy, resource mobilization and media relations with European Union institutions and EU member states. Between 2001 and 2007 she served as UNIFEM’s Regional Director for Central and Eastern Europe, overseeing programmes to advance women’s empowerment and rights in context of transition and post-conflict recovery. Ms. Lubrani joined UNIFEM in 1997 to help set up and manage the United Nations Trust Fund to end violence against women. She later served as Executive Officer supporting the formulation of corporate plans, policies and global programmes including UNIFEM’s first global programmes on Women, Peace and Security and on Gender and HIV/AIDS. Ms. Lubrani was seconded to UNDP in Skopje to support the country office in adapting its country programmes in response to the 2001 crisis. During the 1990s she worked as a consultant in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo on human rights, peace building and development projects.
Prior to joining the United Nations she was a producer and director of documentary films and international television reports on human rights and development topics.
She holds a Masters’ degree in International Affairs from Columbia University in New York with specialization in Economic and Political Development and Human Rights and secondly Masters degree in Film and Television Production from New York University.