Laurence Kwark is the Secretary General of the GSEF Secretariat. Prior to joining GSEF, she served as UN representative for Pax Romana ICMICA in Geneva, where she also served as the Secretary General for five years. Over her 30 year career, she has devoted herself to improving human rights and social development in many developing countries particularly in Asia and the South America region. She has worked for many leading organizations including Terre d’avenir, CCFD-Terre Solidaire, Lebret-Irfed Centre and EMPSA. Laurence holds a Master’s degree in sociology from EHESS (Ecole des hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris). She is a French citizen, fluent in Korean, French, English and Spanish.