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Florence Bauer

Florence Bauer is UNFPA’s Regional Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Throughout her 30-year career, Ms. Bauer has been a strong advocate for positioning children’s and women’s rights on the political agenda and for promoting innovative approaches to reduce inequalities. She has spearheaded programmes focusing on early childhood development; mother, child, and adolescent health and mental health; the prevention of domestic and community violence; and sexuality education for the prevention of early pregnancy and social protection.

Ms. Bauer was previously with UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, where she held senior positions advocating for children’s rights in complex political contexts, most recently as UNICEF Representative in Brazil (2017-2022), Argentina (2014-2017) and Bosnia and Herzegovina (2009-2014). Previous assignments also included work for civil society and the private sector.

Ms. Bauer holds a postgraduate diploma in Public Policy Studies from the University of London, as well as a Master’s in Business Administration with a specialization in International Relations from the École des Hautes Études Commerciales du Nord in Lille, France.

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