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Catalina Uribe Burcher

Peace and Development Specialist, UN Resident Coordinator's Office in Myanmar

Catalina’s work at the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office in Myanmar currently focuses on supporting the UN prevention agenda in the framework of the 1 February coup d’état. She conducts regular political-economy analysis, conflict assessments, scenario-building and forecasting exercises, and assists the UN to mainstream conflict sensitive and human rights-based programming.

Before this position she worked at the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office in Guatemala, prior to which she served for over seven years at International IDEA on policy-oriented analysis and project management regarding democracy, conflict, security and political finance.

She started her law career as a criminal defence attorney in Colombia. Since then she has been involved, inter alia, in projects dealing with conflict and victims’ rights in Colombia, and trial observation in Western Sahara.

She is a Swedish and Colombian lawyer specialised in criminal law, with a master’s degree in international and Comparative Law. With fifteen years of professional experience, she have worked in Sweden, the US, Asia, Latin America, West and Southern Africa, and the Baltic States.

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