Yara Saab is Coordinator of Operations at the Regional Activity Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP/RAC) of the UNEP/Mediterranean Action Plan, Spain. She is an international law specialist with over thirteen years of experience in a variety of roles. She served in government, several agencies of the United Nations, and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, and the private sector.
She has enjoyed hands-on work experience in Europe, the MENA region, North America and Latin America. Her areas of expertise and interest include the law of the sea, international cooperation, sustainable development implementation, and international organizations´ procedures. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in public international law on the topic of climate change finance in the Mediterranean. She is a national of Cyprus and Lebanon, and is fluent in Arabic, French, English and Spanish, and has notions of Greek, German and Catalan.