UNESCO Representative to the European Union and Director of the UNESCO Liaison Office in Brussels
Louise Haxthausen (Denmark) joined UNESCO in 1993, as Associate Expert in the Human Rights Division at UNESCO Headquarters (Paris). She has worked on conflict and crisis response at country-level in Afghanistan and in Palestine; and most recently as Director of the UNESCO Office for Iraq. At UNESCO HQ, she has acted as Focal Point for the Middle East in the Office of the Director-General; as Senior Coordinator, Crisis Response in the Arab World, Bureau of Field Coordination; and as Senior Coordinator, Crisis and Transition Response, in the Office of the UNESCO Director-General. She has an academic background in political science and international public law.