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Vasco Malta, has a degree in Law and an L.LM in European Law in a Global Context, from the Católica Scholl of Law. In 2021, he successfully completed the course “Strategic Thinking and Management” from Harvard Business Publishing School and IOM Resources Development. He has been a lawyer since 2005 and began his work in the area of ​​human rights at the High Commissioner for Migration and Intercultural Dialogue, in Portugal, in 2009. He was also the legal officer of the Commission for Equality and Against Racial Discrimination and was part of the Commission National Human Rights. He was appointed by the Portuguese Government in 2009 as National Liaison Officer for the European Agency for Fundamental Rights of the European Union and, from 2014 to 2018, worked at the Agency as a seconded National Expert, coordinating, among others, the network of Liaison Officers with the Agency, the EU network of Focal Points of National Parliaments, the EU Working Party on Hate Crime project and was also responsible for the cooperation between the Agency and the networks of EU justice professionals. In February 2018 he was appointed Assistant to the High Commission for Migration, and in March 2019 he took up his duties as Director for International Relations, Migration Policy and Migration Capture of the High Commission for Migration. In November 2019, he was appointed Assistant to the Minister of Internal Affairs, for the areas of migration, refugees, human trafficking and domestic violence and was appointed as Advisor to the Commission for Equality and Against Racial Discrimination on behalf of the Ministry of Internal Administration. In November 2020, after an international selection process, he was chosen as Head of Mission of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) (United Nations Migration Agency) in Portugal. He is a frequent guest speaker at various national and international conferences.