Philippe Bolopion joined Human Rights Watch as United Nations Director in August 2010. Prior to that, he spent five years working with the French daily Le Monde as the UN correspondent. There he covered a wide range of UN issues and traveled to such places as Darfur, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Sri Lanka, Gaza, and Haiti, including on missions with UN secretary-generals and the UN Security Council. He has also worked as a journalist covering the United Nations for France 24 and Radio France International (RFI). Prior to working in New York, Bolopion was based in Pristina, where he reported on the end of the Kosovo Conflict in 1999 and 2000.
Bolopion is the author of Le bagne du bout du monde (La Découverte, 2004). He is a graduate of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (IEP) de Bordeaux and CUEJ, the journalism school of Strasbourg.