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Björn Andersson    

Regional Director for Asia & the Pacific, United Nations Population Fund

Björn Andersson joined the Asia-Pacific regional office of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) as its director in September 2017. Prior to this appointment, Mr Andersson served as chief of staff to two executive directors of UNFPA, from 2013 to 2017 and from 2003 to 2008.

When Mr Andersson entered the United Nations system in 1992, he worked as a junior professional officer in the UN Population Division. He subsequently joined UNFPA as a programme officer in Zimbabwe. Mr Andersson later held positions successively with the Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency and the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, including as deputy director at the ministry from 2000 to 2003 and as director of the department for development policy at the ministry from 2008 to 2013.

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