Geneva - The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor, whose board is chaired by former UN Secretary-General Richard Falk, has announced structural changes in its administrative and executive structure.

The Geneva-based Euro-Med Monitor stated on Friday that the changes approved by the Board of Trustees were aimed at keeping pace with the range and scope of the organization’s work, which has been growing steadily over the past years.

The organization’s Board of Trustees decided to elect former Euro-Med Chairman Dr. Rami Abdu to serve as Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees in recognition of his efforts in founding the organization and in order to ensure the organization is achieving concrete progress.

Abdu holds a PhD in law and finance from the UK and has previously served as a university lecturer as well as coordinator for World Bank projects.

Abdu established the Euro-Med Monitor in 2011, participated in the management and establishment of a number of initiatives and civil society organizations, and currently runs a profit management consulting group.

Euro-Med Monitor also announced that Lama Jbara, will serve as the Executive Director for the organization. Jbara, who is an assistant professor at Webster University in Geneva, has held several positions in a number of non-profit organizations focusing on human rights, development and international law, as well as cultures, religions, education, non-violence, non-discrimination, security policy and United Nations affairs.

The new changes in its administrative and executive structure, states Euro-Med Monitor, are part of the continuous quest to develop the work and enhance its spread in its areas of operation.