Senior Adviser, Peace and Security
Steen Hansen coordinates a team of advisers focused on peace and security within the Office of the President of the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. He is responsible for the peacebuilding portfolio and is focal point for issues related to violent extremism.
Steen also worked in the Office of the President of the General Assembly for the 69th Session. He has benefited from extensive international and public service exposure since joining the Danish Foreign Service in 1998 after an initial stint as Associate Protection Officer with UNCHR working in Côte d’Ivoire and Kenya.
Prior to joining the Office of the President of the General Assembly, he worked in the UN Peacebuilding Support Office focusing on cross-cutting policy issues and the nexus between development and post-conflict contexts.
As a Counselor at the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the UN for four years, his experience extended to conflict prevention and post-conflict peacebuilding and stabilization, promoting an integrated approach across a range of interrelated thematic areas. Previously, his multilateral diplomatic experience included providing political advice to the European Union Special Representative for Sudan in the run-up to South Sudan’s independence.
Steen speaks English, French and Danish.