United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP)
Sustainable Demographic Transition Section, Social Development Division, Chief

Since 2018, Dr. Henning has been the Chief of the Sustainable Demographic Transition Section at UN-ESCAP, leading work on population and development issues for Asia and the Pacific, including population ageing, migration and population and development interactions. From 2015-2018, she was Senior Population Affairs Officer und Head of the Office of the Director, Population Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations, New York. In this capacity, she provided strategic advice to the Director, oversaw HR and programme management and was the focal point for the annual sessions of the Commission on Population and Development. Dr. Henning joined the Population Division in 2000 and has worked in the Population Estimates and Projections, Population and Development, Migration, Population Policy Sections of the Population Division. She was responsible for estimating and projecting the total and urban/rural populations of the world, estimating international migrant stock data, contributing to many reports of the Secretary-General on population and development issues and organizing many expert groups meetings and the annual coordination meeting on international migration at the United Nations. She has authored and co-authored reports of the United Nations and has published in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Henning holds a Ph.D. in Geography, a doctoral level Graduate Certificate in Demography from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Professional Graduate-level Certificate in Strategic Management form Harvard University.