Ms Catherine Mbengue

Ms Catherine Mbengue

UNICEF Country Representative (1998-2011); Chair, Administrative Council, International Board of Trustees, ACPF (2012-2018)

Ms Catherine Mbengue is a former United Nations official with a vast experience in children’s rights. Ms Mbengue served in UNICEF, between 1981 and 2011, in several leadership positions, including as a Country Representative in Afghanistan, Burundi, Côte d’Ivoire, Malawi and Mauritania. Ms Mbengue is the ECPAT International Senior Advisor, Advocacy.

She is a long-time serving member of ACPF’s International Board of Trustees, including as the Chairperson of the Administrative Council from 2012-2018. She holds two Master’s degrees in Economics and in Political Sciences from the Sorbonne University in Paris.


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