Manzoor Khaliq, born on 10 April 1965 in Pakistan, has a work experience spread over thirty years in various areas including employment creation, skills and enterprise development, rural economy, fragile states, crisis response, project and programme management. He is currently based in International Labour Organization (ILO) Headquarters Geneva and holds Senior Employment Specialist position in the Employment Policy Department. He headed the ILO Country Office in Afghanistan as a Representative on two occasions (2009-10 and 2015-19). Mr. Khaliq, based in Zimbabwe, was the CTA of a Programme on Skills & Employability in Eastern and Western Africa during 2012-15. He conducted the review of the Skills Development programmes in selected countries of Asia and the Pacific while based in the ILO Regional office in Bangkok in 2009. He worked as a Senior Programme Officer in the ILO office for Pakistan during 2004-08. He also worked as the Project Manager of a project that gave birth to the ILO TREE methodology in Pakistan and the Philippines (2003-04). Before this he worked as the Project Manager of an ILO Sub-Regional Project implemented in Nepal, Bangladesh, India and Pakistan (2001-03). He worked as Skills & Enterprise Development Adviser with UNDP Pakistan for four years (1996-2000). Prior to his joining the UN in 1996, he worked with the provincial government of NWFP in Small Industries Development Board for seven years (1989-96). With a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mr. Khaliq also holds a post graduate diploma in Enterprise Development and a certificate in Teachers training. Mr. Khaliq obtained his engineering degree from the University of Engineering & Technology Peshawar Pakistan and diploma from University of the Philippines.