Orla Murphy has served as speechwriter and adviser to two Presidents of the UN General Assembly and the Ambassador of Ireland to the United Nations. In this role she was also responsible for organising the High Level Meeting on Beijing+25 (on gender equality) and UN General Assembly Special Sessions. Prior to this Orla was Policy & Program Officer at UNAIDS US Liaison Office, Advocacy Officer at UNICEF Ireland, and International Humanitarian Law Advocacy Officer at the Irish Red Cross.Orla holds a BA in English & Politics, a Master’s in International Public Policy & Diplomacy, and a postgraduate law degree from University College Cork. She also holds a postgraduate diploma in public relations from the European Institute of Communications.Orla was a Global Health Corps Fellow and a UN Alliance of Civilisations Fellow. She also hosted and produced a weekly show on Cork Campus Radio, and contributed to her college newspaper, the UCC Express. Orla was shortlisted four times in the prestigious Martin Wills Memorial Writing Awards.A two-term mentor, Orla hails from Ireland.
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