Irene Khan

Director at Overseas Development Institute

Irene Khan is an international thought leader and a champion for human rights, gender equality and social justice. She was the first woman to be elected as Director-General of the International Development Law Organization (IDLO). She is also the only woman to become Secretary-General of Amnesty International. Irene has also worked for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), including as the UNHCR Representative in India. Irene has been a Board member of several development and human rights organisations. She was awarded the City of Sydney Peace Prize in 2006 for her work to end violence against women.


  • Director

    Current role

By clicking "Continue" or continuing to use our site, you acknowledge that you accept our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. We also use cookies to provide you with the best possible experience on our website.