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Interpeace welcomes Ambassador Marianne Kress of Denmark to its Advisory Council

January 27, 2021
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Ambassador Marianne Kress

We are honored to welcome Ambassador Marianne Kress, Head of Department for Migration, Stabilization and Fragility at the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to our Advisory Council.

Interpeace’s Advisory Council

The Advisory Council is a high-level statutory body that provides the organization with key strategic advice and guidance on peacebuilding policy and practice. It plays a key role in guiding the organization and serves as a testing ground for developing ideas.

“I am delighted to join the Interpeace Advisory Council at a critical stage in the world when conflicts and violence are on the upward curve. The world is faced with the daunting task of rebuilding resilient societies in the face of multiple challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic to climate change; to human rights violations and widespread inequality. It is a privilege at a time such as this to contribute to Interpeace‘s strategic thinking and global efforts to foster resilience at the local level as well as help transform our international frameworks towards the realization of the sustaining peace agenda“.

Ambassador Kress is the Head of Department for Migration, Stabilization and Fragility of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 2020. Prior to her appointment, she served as Ambassador to Mali between 2018 and 2020 and as Deputy Ambassador to Mali from 2017 to 2018. She was also the Deputy Head of Development Cooperation at the Danish embassy in Burkina Faso. Ambassador Kress also has extensive experience and expertise on EU foreign policy, having been seconded as senior policy advisor to the European External Action Service (EEAS) from 2011 to 2015. She holds a MSc in International Development Studies/Economics from Roskilde University.