Yara Saab 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, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, and the private sector. Currently, she is the Coordinator of Operations at the Regional Activity Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP/RAC) of the UNEP/Mediterranean Action Plan, based in Barcelona, Spain. She is also associate professor at the Faculty of Law of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona.
She has enjoyed hands-on work experience in Europe, the MENA region, North America and Latin America. Her areas of expertise and interest include implementation of international cooperation projects, the law of the sea, international environmental law, sustainable development, 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.