Mr El Nour has extensive experience with multilateral co-operation in international development and humanitarianism. He holds a master’s degree in political science from Aligarh Muslim University.

He is currently the director of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) office to the United Nations in New York. He has 25 years of experience in diverse positions at both headquarters and field level, working on policy development as well as crisis management and post conflict recovery.

Mr El Nour has served in various senior IOM roles in the different regions of Africa and at headquarters in Geneva. He has also worked with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as a senior recovery adviser at the Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery. Born and educated in Sudan, he started his career at CARE International and was later with the UN Peace Mission in Mozambique.