Senior Adviser | Sustainable Development, Oceans, Macroeconomic issues, Second Committee
Margo Deiye is a Senior Adviser in the Development, Climate and Migration team in the Office of the President of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly. She is the focal point on issues related to the Economic and Financial Committee (Second Committee), in particular on macroeconomic issues including financing, trade, debt, quadrennial comprehensive Policy Review (QCPR), Small Island Developing States (SIDS), Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) and oceans. Margo also serves as the liaison with the Asia-Pacific group.
Before joining the Office of the President of the General Assembly, she served as the Third Secretary and Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of Nauru to the United Nations, in New York from 2012 to 2017, mainly covering Second Committee and SIDS issues. During this time, Margo chaired the Working Group of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) and Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS) and served as lead negotiator for issues related to sustainable development, including 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). She also led on oceans issues, including sustainable fisheries, Oceans Omnibus and the work on an internationally legally binding instrument on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction (BBNJ). Additionally, Margo was elected and served on the Bureau of the BBNJ preparatory committee as a representative for the Asia-Pacific Group.
Margo worked for the Ministry of Fisheries of Nauru for five years before joining the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Nauru in 2012.