Adviser, Sustainable Development and Climate Change
Emilie Juel Christensen is an adviser on sustainable development and climate change within the Office of the President of the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Emilie serves as focal point for the social sectors of the 2030 Agenda, including gender equality, health, education, children, youth, persons with disabilities and indigenous peoples. She is responsible for the specific tracks, follow-up and events within these overarching themes and for ensuring their cross-cutting inclusion when relevant.
Prior to working in the OPGA, Emilie was Second Secretary with Denmark’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations covering the Second Committee. At the Danish mission she was the chief negotiator for the intergovernmental negotiations on the Post-2015 development agenda.
Previously she was responsible for Denmark’s cooperation with UNICEF, including Denmark’s vice-presidency of the UNICEF Executive Board in 2014. She was focal point on cross-cutting issues such as children, health (including Ebola), education (including the UN Secretary-General’s Global Education First Initiative), and partnerships such as UN Global Compact.
Emilie has also served for two years at the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her main responsibilities were the Post-2015 development agenda, the Danish Strategy for Development Cooperation and the opening of the UN City in Copenhagen.
She speaks English, German and Danish.