Ms. Laura Londén is the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director (Management) at United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency. The mission of UNFPA is to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe, and every young person's potential is fulfilled.
She is a humanitarian and development executive in United Nations refugee, humanitarian, emergency, and peace operations, with over 27 years of inter-agency experience at headquarters and field levels. At UNFPA, Ms. Londén is leading on organizational transformation, management and programme portfolios in support of Organizational mandates.
She holds a Master’s degree in Political Sciences from the University of Åbo Akademi in Finland and was recently awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Political Sciences by Åbo Akademi ‘in recognition of her efforts for the benefit of refugees and her passion to make a difference for a better world’.