Senior Adviser, Sustainable Development and Climate Change
Her areas of responsibilities include follow-up to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development including the Sustainable Development Goals, Second Committee, institutional arrangements and linkages between sustainable development, peace and security and human rights.
Birgitte brings with her close to 20 years of experience working with the United Nations Secretariat primarily focused on sustainable development including Small Island Developing States issues, as a staff member in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). She has been part of the Secretariat for the post-2015 development agenda intergovernmental process, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) as well as the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (Samoa, 2014).
Prior responsibilities include leading work on sustainable cities, consumption and production, national sustainable development strategies and indicators of sustainable development. She has held assignments with the Division for the Advancement of Women, leading preparations of the 2004 World Survey on the Role of Women in Development, as well as served as Principal Officer for the development agenda and institutional reform of the UN gender architecture in the office of the Deputy Secretary-General within the Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General.