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Karin Landgren

Executive Director, Security Council Report

Karin Landgren joined Security Council Report in May 2018 as its Executive Director. Ms Landgren served with the United Nations for over 35 years, and is the first woman to have headed three UN peace operations mandated by the Security Council. She was until 2015 a UN Under-Secretary-General and head of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), a peacekeeping operation, and led UNMIL’s response to Ebola through the height of the epidemic. Prior to this, she led two political missions, the UN Office in Burundi (BNUB) and the UN Mission in Nepal (UNMIN). She was UNICEF’s first chief of child protection in 1998- 2008. While with UNHCR from 1980 to 1998, Ms Landgren served in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Eritrea, Singapore, the Philippines, India, and at its headquarters in Geneva. She is a founding member of the Nordic Women Mediators’ Network and has taught at Columbia University and Central European University.