Patrick Marega-Castellan Profile

Patrick Marega Castellan is a Migration Policy Specialist with the ILO Labour Migration Branch. His work has a strong focus on representation of the ILO in discussions on migration at the multilateral level, including within the UN system, linking labour migration with other migration fields, human rights and sustainable development. He provides advisory services and backstopping on labour migration and carries out rights-based policy-oriented research.

Before joining the ILO, he worked with OHCHR as Deputy Regional Representative for the Pacific, Human Rights Advisor to the UNCT in Papua New Guinea, Head of Country Office a.i. in Mauritania and at the HQs in Geneva with the UPR Branch, the Americas Section and the Methodology, Education and training Section. He also consulted with ILO Bangladesh on BLAs and international labour standards; with IOM in the Western Balkans and the Pacific on mixed migration governance, human trafficking and smuggling of migrants; with the Intra-ACP Migration Facility programme in Timor-Leste on migration and development; and with UNHCR on protection in Angola.  As human rights officer, he served in several UN peace operations including in Haiti, Liberia, and Kosovo.

Patrick Marega Castellan holds a European Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation (University of Padua 1997) and a bachelor in Diplomatic and International Studies (University of Trieste, 1995). 

Work areas:  International labour migration; Human rights and labour rights of migrants; Inter-governmental fora including Global Compact on Migration and Global Forum on Migration and Development; Interagency partnerships and platforms on migration issues

Focal point:  UN Network on Migration

Working languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian