Laurel Patterson

Laurel Patterson

Laurel Patterson is the Head of the SDG Integration team for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)’s Global Policy Network. Prior to this role, Ms. Patterson has held several positions at UNDP including Senior Global Policy Advisor, leading integrated policy development for SDG implementation in fragile and conflict-affected settings, Deputy Director of the UN System Affairs Group leading on UN reform, and several field-based positions including Chief of Planning in Somalia. Before joining UNDP, Laurel was the Associate Director of International Affairs at Simon Fraser University in Canada, where she led the university’s international development portfolio, focused on primary education in Africa and Southeast Asia. Ms. Patterson received a master’s in international Relations from the University of Cambridge.

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    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
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    Head of the SDG Integration team
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