UNICEF’s Representative in Afghanistan Catherine Mbengue with children in Kabul.
Catherine Mbengue joined UNICEF in 1981 and has served in Malawi, Ghana, Congo and Gabon, as well as at headquarters in New York. Ms. Mbengue is a national of Cameroon. She graduated in 1978 with a Bachelor’s degree in economics from the Université Panthéon-Sorbonne in Paris, France. In 1979 she earned two Master’s degrees – one in economics and another in political science – also from the Sorbonne. She was appointed Representative to Afghanistan in November 2006.