Morten Ussing, Director, Governance and Multilateral Affairs

Morten Ussing is the Director of the UNAIDS Governance and Multilateral Affairs Department, responsible for coordinating and facilitating UNAIDS’ governance structures, including the Programme Coordinating Board, the Programme Coordinating Board Bureau and the Committee of Cosponsoring Organizations, as well as UNAIDS’ engagement in other intergovernmental and inter-agency bodies. Mr Ussing took up the position after four years of leading the Office of the Deputy Executive Director for Management and Governance.

Mr Ussing is an international business economist and has previously worked in the resource mobilization divisions of UNAIDS and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. He joined the United Nations system after five years in the Danish Army, including as a tank platoon commander and in peacekeeping operations in Bosnia and Hercegovina under the Implementation Force and Stabilisation Force in Bosnia and Herzegovina missions. His first position in the United Nations was as a coordinator of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ Imagine Coexistence Project in the Balkans and Rwanda.