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Country Representative

Dr. Jennifer Butler

Dr Jennifer Butler is the Director & Representative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Pacific Island Countries, a position she assumed in April 2020.  She has worked with UNFPA for fourteen years, serving in Headquarters with global leadership on HIV and key populations; as Regional lead on HIV in Eastern Europe and Central Asia; as Deputy Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, and as Representative (OIC) in India and Country Director Bhutan (OIC); and most recently, Global Coordinator on ICPD25 and UNFPA@50 with responsibility for coordinating and directing the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25: Accelerating the Promise. 

 

She is an Australian national.  She holds a PhD in Anthropology, held a Commonwealth Post- Doctoral Research Fellowship, and held senior posts in NSW Health, Australia prior to joining the United Nations.