Fighting Against Poverty and Inequality

Yusuf Hassan

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Event: Nairobi Peace Talks 2015
Location: United Nations Office at Nairobi
Date: 12/11/2015

Yusuf Hassan was not always a peace advocate, but growing up through conflict and war shaped his world view. He shares stories of hope that, for him, provide inspiration in the fight against poverty and inequality that he believes will lay the ground for building peace at home.

Tags: Conflict,  Conflict Resolution,  Diplomacy,  Kenya,  Peacebuilding,  Poverty

Yusuf Hassan

Legislator and advocate for tolerance

Yusuf is a Kenyan diplomat, journalist and serving Member of Parliament. He began his career as a journalist, working for major Kenyan and international news agencies before joining the UN. He worked for UNHCR in Geneva, was assigned to various different diplomatic postings around the world and rose to become Director of IRIN. Hassan was elected to the Kenyan Parliament in 2011. In 2012, he was wounded in a grenade attack in Nairobi and was re-elected while recuperating in hospital. He continues relentlessly advocate for tolerance, human rights, social justice and equality.