Tom O'Bryan

Tom O'Bryan

Office of the Quartet, Jerusalem
Tom O'Bryan

Tom worked as a governance and policy advisor in the Office of the Quartet, the official diplomatic representative of the United Nations, United States, European Union and Russia in Israel and Palestine. Tom supported the Quartet's work to build the institutions of a viable and peaceful Palestinian state that effectively promotes gender equality in Palestinian society.

Tom O'Bryan worked as a governance and policy advisor in the Office of the Quartet (OQ), the official diplomatic representative of the U.N., U.S., E.U. and Russia in Israel and Palestine. In this role, Tom helped to build the institutions of a viable and peaceful Palestinian state in Gaza and the West Bank. The Office of the Quartet was led by former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair until he stepped down from his role as Quartet Representative in 2015. Tom focused on mainstreaming gender issues within the Palestinian Authorities and securing increased participation of women in the design and implementation of public policy while building and reinforcing public institutions that effectively promote gender equality in Palestinian society. He advised bilateral and multilateral donors on programmatic investments that support effective participatory governance and the rule of law in the occupied Palestinian territories, integrating gender as a cross-cutting theme in these interventions.

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