Sustainable Development Goals and 2nd Committee
Sonja Niehoff is an Adviser in the Sustainable Development Goals’ Team in the Office of the President of the 71st session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.
Sonja’s portfolio covers matters relating to the Second Committee, the Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, focusing on Goal 7 on ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all, Goal 12 on ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns and Goal 13 on taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
Previously, Sonja worked in the State Secretary’s office at the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB). In this role, she planned official visits and managed protocol requirements, handled budgetary issues for the office, and assisted in organizing international events. Her duties also included accompanying the State Secretary on international trips and editing speeches, introductory messages and presentations.
Prior to her tenure on the State Secretary’s staff, Sonja worked in various capacities in specialist divisions within the BMUB. She played a key role in planning, organizing and managing the G8 Environment Minister meeting and the G8 Gleneagles Dialogue in 2007 when she worked for the division “International Climate Policy”. She also facilitated the government ministry’s communication and cooperation with the German Federal Environmental Foundation at the beginning of her career at the BMUB.
Sonja speaks German and English.