Elizabeth Cousens

Elizabeth Cousens became the UN Foundation’s third president and CEO in 2020, leading the Foundation’s next generation of work to support the United Nations. Elizabeth has been at the forefront of global policymaking and innovation for over 20 years. She is a diplomat and thought leader who has worked on the frontlines of peace processes, played an influential role in UN policy innovations from peace-building to the Sustainable Development Goals, and helped build public-private partnerships to solve global challenges at scale.