Ms. Marion Barthelemy, Director, Office of Intergovernmental Support and Coordination for Sustainable Development, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)

Ms. Marion Barthélemy is the Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Support and Coordination for Sustainable Development of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). Before joining the Division, she was Director of the Division for Public Administration and Development Management, in DESA, from 2016 to 2018. From 2012 to 2016, she served as Chief of the Intergovernmental Support Branch at the Division for Sustainable Development at the same Department. In this capacity, she was part of the team supporting the negotiations on the 2030 Agenda.  From 2007 to 2012, she served as Chief of the Development Cooperation Policy Branch in the then Office for Economic and Social Council Support and Coordination, which is her current Office. There, Marion supported the Development Cooperation Forum and the General Assembly's review of UN system country-level activities (QCPR). From 2000 to 2005, she served in the Office of two Under-Secretary-Generals for Economic and Social Affairs, supported the Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and served as Special Assistant to the UN Deputy Secretary-General. At the beginning of her career, she worked as an economist in the Division for the Advancement of Women in DESA and later in the UN Drug Control Programme, working with the Secretary of the International Narcotics Board. Marion joined the UN in 1987 through the National Competitive Exam for economists and studied in “Sciences Po” in Paris (with a focus on macroeconomic and social policies). Marion is married and has four children.