Sofía García García is SOS Children’s Villages Representative to the United Nations in New York. In her role, Sofia represents the rights and voices of children without parental care – including unaccompanied migrant and refugee children – in front of UN member states and other actors.
Previously she led SOS Children’s Villages engagement at the Agenda 2030 and the SDGs negotiations, with a key focus on ensuring a comprehensive approach to the “leave no one behind” concept and operationalization. Sofia has participated in several other negotiating processes including the negotiations of the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants (2016).
Sofia’s main interests are around the participation of Civil Society and people in international decision making bodies, sustainable development policies with a focus on addressing inequalities and the power of fulfilling children’s rights.
Sofia holds a Masters in International Affairs by The New School University of New York and a Masters in European Union Studies by the Universidad de Salamanca. She graduated in Journalism and Political Sciences.