Bangladesh: Kristine Blokhus the new UNFPA country representative in Bangladesh

DHAKA, 23 June 2022, (TON): Kristine Blokhus has assumed her role as the new UNFPA Country Representative in Bangladesh, succeeding Dr Asa Torkelsson.

A press release said “Blokhus, who is a national of Norway, brings over 20 years of experience in international development and humanitarian response.”

For the past three years, she served as UNFPA’s representative to the State of Palestine, leading UNFPA´s humanitarian response and development programming gender-based violence, and youth and adolescent empowerment across the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.

Prior to this, she served as a deputy representative with UNFPA in Nepal for nearly five years.

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