Sometimes there is more to tell. Much more. About a work, a time or place, a composer, a book that served as inspiration. In the music talk, we bring in a specialist who can provide more context and background. On November 16, Gonzalo Vargas Llosa (UNHCR Regional Representative) will give an overview on the situation of refugees in the world. He will present UNHCR's recommendations for developing a coherent and united European policy for the reception of refugees in Europe. The audience will have the opportunity to intervene and ask questions. Free admission, limited capacity.
music talk by Gonzalo Vargas Llosa (unhcr)
16 november, 19:30 - studio 2 flagey
Gonzalo Vargas Llosa took up his post as UNHCR’s Representative for EU affairs in Brussels in September 2018. He arrived in Brussels after four years as the Refugee Agency's Representative in London. Beforehand, he was Representative in the Dominican Republic for four years. He has also served in the New York, Panama and UNHCR’s Geneva headquarters, as well as on emergency missions in Pakistan, Darfur, Sudan and Libya. His first UNHCR position during the Yugoslav Succession Wars, from 1994-1996 he was an Executive Assistant to the UNHCR Special Envoy, based in Zagreb, Croatia. Prior to joining UNHCR, he worked for UNOCHA from 1991-1994. Born in Peru, he studied Spanish and English Literature at University College London and speaks Spanish, English and French.