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Country Representative

Justine Coulson

Justine Coulson is the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Representative to China and Country Director for UNFPA in Mongolia. She joined UNFPA in 2016 as the Deputy Regional Director for East and Southern Africa. Prior to this, she spent over 10 years with MSI Reproductive Choices in a number of country leadership positions and finally as the Regional Director for Asia.

Ms. Coulson began her career in international development as the Social Development and Gender Adviser in the Global Urban Research Unit at the University of Newcastle, UK before moving to the Economic Policy Unit at Save the Children, UK. She has worked in Asia, Latin America and Africa across a broad portfolio of development issues, always with a focus on addressing inequality and upholding the rights of women and girls.

She holds a Ph.D. in Gender and International Development from the University of Newcastle, UK and a Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Studies from the University of Liverpool, UK.