Pelle Lutken

Policy Specialist, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Pelle Lutken

Pelle Lutken's Story

Pelle Lutken is currently serving as Policy Specialist with UNDP Headquarters in New York. Pelle is specialized in Governance & Peacebuilding with a particular focus on core government functions, including in fragile and conflict-affected settings, and on implementing a rights-based approach to public service, including through promoting diversity in public institutions. Pelle is leading UNDPs work on the global UNDP GEPA flagship initiatives on strengthening women’s access to decision-making in public service.

Prior to his current role Pelle headed the UNDP Jordan Governance and Crisis Prevention Unit (2011-13) and served as a Governance Analyst with UNDP Syria (2010-11). Before joining UNDP, Pelle worked on International Labour Standards as a Technical Officer with the International Labour Organization (2008-10) and as a consultant with responsibility for corporate-NGO partnerships and social innovation strategies for the Social Business Company in Copenhagen (2007-2008). Pelle started his career with Danida, the Danish Agency for International Development Cooperation. He has a Postgraduate Degree in Corporate Social Responsibility and International Development, and speaks English, Spanish, French, Danish and basic Arabic.