Ambassador Peter Mulrean (ret.)
Ambassador Peter Mulrean is a retired Foreign Service Officer and former Director of UNRWA (UN Agency for Palestine Refugees) in New York. During three decades of diplomatic service, he worked extensively on crafting assistance programs (humanitarian, development, human rights, democracy) in support of foreign policy objectives, starting in the early 1990’s with assistance to Central and Eastern Europe. He was regional director of a program supporting reform in the Middle East, and coordinated local governance and development programs across Afghanistan. As U.S. Ambassador to Haiti, he led a 1,300-person embassy focused on promoting Haitian governance, economic development, public health and law enforcement. Amb. Mulrean was also U.S. Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, building multilateral coalitions to advance U.S. and global interests at more than 20 UN and other international agencies. Following his retirement from the State Department in 2017 and until the end of 2019, he worked as the Director of UNRWA’s Representative Office in New York. Amb. Mulrean holds a bachelor’s in government from Harvard University.