Executive Office

Rolph Payet
Executive Secretary of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 87 40
E-mail: rolph.payet@un.org

Rolph Payet

Rolph Payet

Dr. Rolph Payet, former Minister for Environment and Energy, Seychelles, has been the Executive Secretary of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions since 6 October 2014.

Dr. Payet has a Doctorate in Environmental Science, degrees at master level in Integrated Coastal Zone Management, Business Administration (MBA) and Applied Environmental Economics, and an honours degree in Biochemistry.

In addition to having been the Seychelles’ Chief Negotiator for the Basel Convention, the Montreal Protocol and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Dr. Payet also established important multi-stakeholder platforms, such as the Global Island Partnership (GLISPA) and and co-chaired the International Coral Reef Initiative. He was Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Third and Fourth Assessments and was elected as Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS) in 2007, in recognition of his contributions to marine research. He established the first university in Seychelles in 2009, and is its present ProChancellor. He also holds an associate professorship at the University of Linnaeus in Sweden.

Coordinates:

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 87 40
E-mail: rolph.payet@un.org

Mr. Rémi Nono Womdim
Executive Secretary of the Rotterdam Convention (pesticides)

Telephone: +39 06 57050739
Email: NSP-Deputy-Director@fao.org

Rémi Nono Womdim

Rémi Nono Womdim

Rémi Nono Womdim is the Deputy Director, Plant Production and Protection Division, FAO, Rome. He has over thirty years of experience in various positions at research, development and management levels in national and international organizations and in the private sector environment in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and Europe.

Previously he served as FAO Representative in Cabo Verde, Programme Specialist and Agricultural Officer at AGP in Rome. Prior to joining FAO in 2009, he was Programme Research Manager and Liaison Officer at the World Vegetable Center; Director of Research and Development of an International Seed Company. Earlier in his career, he was Research Associate at the National Agronomic Research Institute in Montfavet, France. He holds a Ph.D. in Life Sciences (Plant Pathology) from the University of Paris XI-Orsay in France.

Coordinates:

Email: NSP-Deputy-Director@fao.org
Telephone: +39 06 57050739

Mr. Carlos Martin-Novella
Deputy Executive Secretary of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 84 86
Email: carlos.martin-novella@un.org

Carlos Martin-Novella

Carlos Martin-Novella

Carlos is the Deputy Executive Secretary of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions since 1st January 2017. He holds a Master of Science degree in Biology from the Complutense University (Madrid, Spain).

Carlos has more than 30 years of professional experience on environment and sustainable development issues, both at national and at international levels, and multilateral environmental negotiations and processes. In his previous assignments Carlos was the Deputy Secretary of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the Special Advisor to UN Environment on Multilateral Environmental Agreements, a Senior Advisor to the German Government, a Senior Advisor to the Spanish Government and a Principal Administrator at the European Commission. Earlier in his career Carlos undertook scientific field research on Mediterranean ecosystems and lead initiatives for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in Spain, Europe and globally.

Coordinates:

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 84 86
Email: carlos.martin-novella@un.org

Joanne Slotte
Personal Assistant to Executive Secretary

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 82 03
E-mail: joanne.slotte@un.org

Joanne Slotte

Joanne is currently the Personal Assistant to the Executive Secretary of the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm Conventions (BRS). In addition to working in the Executive Office, she is also a team member of the Funds Management, Administration and Human Resources Branch where she is the Focal Point for HR and Consultants related matters.

Prior to joining the UN system she has worked in the private sector in Barbados, Canada, and Switzerland. With over 25 years of experience within the UN (UNV, UNHCHR, UNCTAD, UNOPS, and UNEP) she has extensive experience in administrative, HR and personal assistant roles. She has also arranged and participated in several missions to post-conflict and post-disaster regions. She is a certified PADI Diving Instructor. Joanne is fluent in English and French.

Coordinates:

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 82 03
E-mail: joanne.slotte@un.org

Ms. Adelina Gashi
Personal Assistant to Deputy Executive Secretary

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 82 71
Email: adelina.gashi@un.org

Adelina Gashi

Adelina Gashi

Adelina is currently the Personal Assistant to Deputy Executive Secretary of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions. She works in the Executive Office where she is also the focal point for the staff travel and procurement plans.

Adelina has worked as Administrative Assistant in the Funds Management, Administration and Human Resources Branch of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions (October 2010 – January 2020) with the responsibility of administrative support (budget, procurement, finance and travel).

Prior to joining UNEP, Joint Services of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, Adelina worked in Geneva, as Administrative Assistant for UN-REDD, as HR Assistant for UNICC. Notable are seven years (1999 – 2006) as Administrative Assistant at United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), HQ based in Prishtina, for the Front Office of the Chief Communications & IT Section (CITS) and almost eight years as Administrative/Finance Assistant in private sector in Prishtina, Kosovo.

Adelina, a Swiss national of Kosovar origin speaks Albanian (native), English, French and Serbo - Croatian.

Coordinates

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 82 71
Email: adelina.gashi@un.org

Ms. Maria Cristina Cardenas-Fischer
Head of Unit & Senior Policy Advisor (Policy and Strategy Unit)

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 86 35
maria-cristina.cardenas@un.org

Maria Cristina Cardenas-Fischer

Maria Cristina Cardenas-Fischer

Ms. Cárdenas-Fischer is currently a Senior Policy and Strategy Advisor in the Executive Office, where she is responsible for the provision of policy and strategic advice to the Executive Secretary and the Deputy Executive Secretary on several areas of work of the BRS Secretariat, including in the context of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, on cooperation with key partners as well as on the coordination and implementation of a number or substantive, policy and programmatic matters within the Executive Office.

Between April 2013-September 2016, she served as Chief of the Technical Assistance Branch of the Secretariat, where she was responsible for the development and coordination of the technical assistance programme for the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Convention. From February 2012- April 2013 she was appointed as Acting Chief of the Technical Assistance Branch, following the restructuring of the Secretariat as a result of the Synergies process. From October 2009-February 2012 she was the coordinator for the technical assistance programme of the secretariat of the Stockholm Convention and chaired in 2011 the Secretariats’ Task Force on Restructuring, set up by the Executive Secretary to undertake the analytical work required to support decision-making relating to the restructuring of the Secretariat.

Ms. Cárdenas-Fischer joined the Stockholm Convention Secretariat in October 2001 as a policy advisor, over the years she was responsible for managing the areas of work of the Secretariat pertaining to technical assistance (including the regional centres for capacity building and transfer of technology), the financial mechanism under the Stockholm Convention, the national implementation plans, the reporting obligations and the expert group on BAT and BEP.

Prior to joining the UN Environment, Ms. Cárdenas-Fischer, worked for the Colombian Government at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1993 to 2001), where she was a special advisor for environmental issues, representing her government in numerous multilateral fora and negotiations. Ms. Cárdenas-Fischer is a Colombian national.

Coordinates:

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 86 35
E-mail: maria-cristina.cardenas@un.org

Mr. Frank Moser
Head of Unit (Programme Resources and Oversight Unit)

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 89 51
Email: frank-michael.moser@un.org

Frank Moser

Frank Moser

Mr. Moser serves as the Head of the Programme Resources and Oversight Unit, located in the Executive Office of the Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions. The unit is responsible for resource mobilization, , donor relations and communication, programme implementation oversight, programmatic aspects of Umoja extension II, financial mechanisms and resources related to the implementation of the three conventions, corporate risk management, corporate legal matters, as well as the human rights and trade nexus. Mr. Moser also serves as the Focal Point for the Financial Mechanism of the Stockholm Convention, the Global Environment Facility, and the Special Programme to support institutional strengthening at the national level in the chemical and waste cluster.

Mr. Moser is a German national. He holds a university degree in chemistry, an advanced university degree in economics, and a PhD on the topic of ethics in chemistry. Mr. Moser joined the Secretariat in 2009. Prior that, Mr. Moser worked for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Vienna and the Chemicals Branch of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Coordinates:

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 89 51
Email: frank-michael.moser@un.org

Ms. M. Amélie Taoufiq-Cailliau
Legal Officer (Programme Resources and Oversight Unit)

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 89 50
Email: amelie.taoufiq@un.org

Malika Amélie Taoufiq-Cailliau

Malika Amélie Taoufiq-Cailliau

Amélie’s core functions, as a Legal Officer within the Programme and Resources Oversight unit/Executive Office of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm (BRS) Conventions’ Secretariat, are to:

- administer the corporate and institutional legal services and activities, in coordination with the administrative & fund management officers, which mainly include: i) the drafting, negotiating, implementing of legal agreements/contracts with governments, Inter-Governmental Organisations (IGOs), Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), and other public and private entities; ii) intellectual property law; iii) dispute resolution & prevention; as well as iv) a wide range of corporate and institutional legal substantive and procedural issues related to international, public, private, and administrative law, and to the interpretation of constitutive, legislative and other instruments governing the UN/UNEP/ the secretariat corporate and institutional legal activities and operations, including e.g. staff rules and regulations, financial rules as to arrears, etc.;

- lead the handling of legal and policy matters associated with: i) resources mobilisation and programme oversight; ii) knowledge management and communications; iii) human rights, including gender and staff representation issues; iv) trade & the environment relevant to the BRS Conventions, in cooperation with the World Trade Organization (WTO), UN Environment Economics and Trade Branch (ETB), the UN Conference on Trade & Development (UNCTAD), as well as with other relevant Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) and stakeholders;

Amélie took up her appointment as a Legal Officer of the Stockholm and of the Rotterdam Conventions in July 2009, and managed the Legal Unit of the Joint Services for the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions until February 2012. Prior to joining the United Nations, she acquired significant professional experience in the private sector, in Geneva, Paris, Brussels and Santiago de Chile, as an in-house senior legal counsel for a multinational biotech company, as an Attorney-at-Law/Avocate in law firms, as well as around and within international organisations (e.g. the European Commission, the World Trade Organization). She was admitted as an Attorney-at-Law to the Paris Bar Court of Appeals in 2001. Ms. Taoufiq was educated in the UK (London) and in France; she holds a Master’s Degree in International Law from the Université de Paris I - Panthéon Sorbonne (2000), and a Master’s Degree in the Intellectual Property/Media/Information/new technologies from the Université de Paris II - Panthéon Assas (2001). Being both a native French and Moroccan national, as well as a Swiss citizen, French is her mother tongue; she is also bilingual in English and Spanish, has a good working knowledge of German and basic knowledge of Arabic and Italian, among others.”

Coordinates:

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 89 50
Email: amelie.taoufiq@un.org

Mr. Marius Wiher
Associate Programme Officer (Programme Resources and Oversight Unit)

Telephone: +41(22) 917 88 28
Email: marius.wiher@un.org

Marius Wiher

Marius Wiher

Marius is an Associate Programme Officer and supports the work of the Executive Office within the Programme Resources and Oversight Unit (PROU) and the Governance Branch of the BRS Secretariat on several areas of work of the BRS Secretariat.

Before joining the Secretariat, Marius was working for both the Ministry for Foreign Affairs (FDFA) and the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) of Switzerland, within different international environment processes and climate change negotiations. Marius holds a Master Degree from the University of Vienna and a Bachelor Degree from the University of Zurich. Marius is a Swiss national.

Coordinates

Telephone: +41(22) 917 88 28
Email: marius.wiher@un.org

Ms. Giovanna Chiodi Moire
Programme Officer (Policy and Strategy Unit) *

Telephone: +41 (0)22 917 89 43
Email: giovanna.chiodi@un.org

Giovanna Chiodi Moire

Giovanna Chiodi Moire

Giovanna is a Programme Officer and supports the work of the Executive Office and the Governance Branch of the BRS Secretariat on several areas of work of the BRS Secretariat.

Before joining the Secretariat, Giovanna was an Associate Programme Officer in the UNEP Regional Office for Europe and at the UNEP Chemicals and Health Branch. Among others, she developed and managed projects funded by the Global Environment Facility on the chemicals and waste focal area. She holds a master’s degree in Development Studies from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland, with specialization in International Cooperation; a post-graduate certificate in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; and a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil.

Giovanna is a Brazilian-French national and speaks and writes in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

Coordinates:

Telephone: +41 (0)22 917 89 43
Email: giovanna.chiodi@un.org

Ms. Marijana Todorovic
Associate Programme Officer (Policy and Strategy Unit)

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 12 96
Email: marijana.todorovic@un.org

Marijana Todorovic

Marijana Todorovic

As Associate Programme Manager Marijana supports the work of the Policy and Strategy Unit as part of the Executive Office to the BRS Conventions. She is a political scientist and environmental policy specialist by training. Prior to joining the BRS Secretariat, she served for two years as a JPO within the SAICM Secretariat, where she provided policy and technical support to the ‘SAICM Beyond 2020’ process as well as to the multiple stakeholder groups and the Bureau of the fifth session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM5).

Prior to joining UNEP, she worked as a project manager at the Forum for Environment and Development, the umbrella organisation for German NGOs working on UN processes on environment and sustainable development, where she facilitated the working groups on chemicals, water, and biodiversity. During her academic training, she spent one year in Lima (Peru) as a social worker with the German Red Cross.

Marijana is a German national and speaks and writes in English, French, Spanish and German.

Coordinates:

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 12 96
Email: marijana.todorovic@un.org

Funds Management, Administration and Human Resources Branch

Ms. Gundega Trumkalne
Chief, Funds Management, Administration and Human Resources Branch

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 53 42
E-mail: trumkalne@un.org

Gundega Trumkalne

Gundega Trumkalne

Gundega started her UN journey more than 24 years ago after joining the United Nations in 1997 as a successful National Competitive Exam candidate, and has acquired a varied professional experience in various UN departments in positions related to administrative management, revenue producing operations, and information services.

Prior to joining UNEP/BRS, she served as UNICRI’s Chief of Centralized Management Unit (CMU) in Turin, Italy, and was responsible for the human resources, budget and financial management, general administrative support including procurement and contracts, facilities management, and information technology, while being supported by an extraordinary team of staff. She was also a part of the UN Security Management Team for Italy and coordinated UNICRI’s efforts in business continuity. Before UNICRI, she served the UN Secretariat in New York in various positions for 20 years. As an Administrative Officer for the Umoja ERP team within the Department of Management , she was privileged to have supported a dedicated team of colleagues implementing a major UN change initiative from its inception to successful deployment. As an Acting Administrative Officer, Gundega also had an opportunity to serve the Security and Safety Service of the UN DSS and gained an immense appreciation for the dedication and determination of the work of the Service’s colleagues. Her previous positions involved work with UN publications within the Department of Public Information.

Gundega is a Latvian national. She holds a Master of Science Degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, US (recipient of Fulbright scholarship), and a Bachelor of Science in Library Science from Latvija University in Latvia. She has also received a Certificate in Human Resources Management from New York University, and a Certificate in Financial Management Specialization, Finance and Financial Management Services, from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Coordinates:

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 53 42
Email: trumkalne@un.org

M. Bruce Noronha  
Administrative Officer

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 83 45
E-mail: bruce.noronha@un.org

Bruce Noronha

Bruce Noronha

Bruce joined the BRS Secretariat on 1 June 2015, providing Administrative and Fund Management Services for the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions.

Previously, Bruce provided Finance and Administrative Services for the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, in Bonn where he served for three years. Bruce has over twenty years of experience with UNEP and has held a number of different positions at UNEP-headquarters, including in the Division of Environmental Law and Conventions and the Office for Operations, mostly relating to programme planning, coordination and management.

Bruce has a Masters degree in Business Administration and is a national of Kenya.

Coordinates:

Telephone: +41(0) 22 917 83 45
Email: bruce.noronha@un.org

Mr. Edward Theuri
Finance and Budget Assistant

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 83 10
E-mail: edward.theuri@un.org

Edward Theuri

Edward supports the Secretariat in the areas of finance, budget, human resources, procurement and other general admin functions.

Coordinates:

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 83 10
E-mail: edward.theuri@un.org

Mr. Wade Bowers
Programme Management Assistant

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 89 52
E-mail: elizabeth.warui@un.org

Elizabeth Warui

Elizabeth Warui

Elizabeth is a finance and accounting professional with over 9 years of working experience in the UN and the Private Sector. She started her career at the UN as a Consultant with UNEP in 2015 where she was heavily involved on the conversion and migration of the data from the legacy IMIS system to the current Umoja system that is used by the UN secretariats and since then has been working with various sections and divisions within UNEP as a staff member in the finance and budget ,Administrative as well as the project management roles. Prior to joining the United Nations, she worked in the Private sector mainly in the Audit field. Elizabeth is a Certified Public Accountant, holds a Master degree in Forensic and Security Management from Dedan Kimathi University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics from the University of Nairobi.

When she is not working ,she is busy “discovering “new places and creating new memories.

Coordinates:

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 89 52
E-mail: elizabeth.warui@un.org

Mr. Innocent Kalumba
Finance and Budget Assistant

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 86 21
Email: innocent.kalumba@un.org

Innocent Kalumba

Innocent Kalumba

Innocent's responsibilities are to assist the Secretarial in the areas of budget preparation, review and control, financial management and administrative tasks.

Innocent is a Ugandan national with many years of United Nations experience in the areas of Finance, Budget and Administration. He holds a BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance from South Bank University, London, United Kingdom and also is a proud member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Coordinates:

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 86 21
Email: innocent.kalumba@un.org

Ms. Martina Riva
Programme Management Assistant

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 86 17
E-mail: martina.riva@un.org

Martina Riva

Martina Riva

Martina supports the Funds Management, Administration and Human Resources Branch of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions Secretariat in the areas of finance, budget, procurement, human resources, administration and project management.

Prior to joining the Secretariat, Martina worked for various UNEP offices in Geneva. She started her UN career in 2015 at UNEP/Operational Service Centre and she also worked for the Secretariat of the Minamata Convention on Mercury.

Martina is an Italian national. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Management from Université de la Vallée d’Aoste.

She speaks English, French and Italian and she has a basic knowledge of Spanish and German.

Coordinates:

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 86 17
E-mail: martina.riva@un.org

Ms. Satu Ojaluoma
Administrative Officer

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 86 82
E-mail: ojaluoma@un.org

Satu Ojaluoma

Satu Ojaluoma

Satu joined the BRS Secretariat in 2015 as their Fund Management and Administrative Officer. She has over twenty years of working experience from both private sector and the UN. In UNEP, Satu has worked as Fund Management and Administrative Officer for Economics and Trade Branch, Finance Initiative, UN-REDD, Post Conflict and Disaster Management Branch, Sustainable UN and Environmental Management Group. Before joining the UN, Satu worked several years in the banking sector as a financial analyst.

Satu holds a Masters degree in Finance and Accounting, Certified Financial Analyst (CEFA) certification, and is a national of Finland.

Coordinates:

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 86 82
E-mail: ojaluoma@un.org

Ms. Vera Hallebeek
Associate Administrative Officer

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 91 86
Email: hallebeek@un.org

Vera Hallebeek

Vera Hallebeek

Vera supports the Funds Management, Administration and Human Resources Branch of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions Secretariat in the areas of finance, budget, procurement, human resources, administration and project management.

Prior to joining UNEP, Vera worked for OHCHR in the Investigations Support Unit of the Emergency Response Section in Geneva. She also worked in two Peacekeeping missions, as the Associate Coordination Officer for Chief Operations and Resource Management in Mali (MINUSMA) and as the Administrative Assistant for the Chief Security Adviser in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). Before joining the UN, she worked in the private sector in digital marketing, market research and administration.

Vera is a Dutch national. She holds two Master's Degrees, one in Marketing Management and one in Leisure Studies from Tilburg University.

She speaks English, French and Dutch and has knowledge of Spanish and German.

Coordinates:

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 91 86
Email: hallebeek@un.org

Governance Branch

Mr. David M. Ogden
Chief, Governance Branch 

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 81 90
Email: david.ogden@un.org

David M. Ogden

David M. Ogden

David Ogden is the chief of the Convention Operations Branch of the secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions. Mr. Ogden joined the United Nations Environment Programme in March 1997 and served as the coordinator of the Stockholm Convention through its negotiation and following its entry into force. He chaired the coordinators group that was responsible for the organization and conduct of the first simultaneous extraordinary meetings of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions in February 2010.

Mr. Ogden worked for the United States Environment Protection Agency from 1987 to March 1997 mostly within the Office of International Affairs where he served as the lead analyst for international chemicals management issues. Mr. Ogden holds a Master of Science degree in Environmental Science, a Master of Arts degree in International Affairs, a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and a certificate to teach social studies at the secondary level. He is an American.

Coordinates:

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 81 90
Email: david.ogden@un.org

Mr. Alain Wittig
Programme Officer

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 82 27
Email: alain.wittig@un.org

Alain Wittig

Alain Wittig

Alain works as a Programme Officer for the Governance Branch. He is responsible for the organization of the meetings of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention and its Bureau. He also coordinates meetings of the POPs Review Committee. Alain is also the focal point for governance technical assistance, in particular for global and regional capacity building events for chairs and negotiators under the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions.

Alain has an academic background in Geology and Environmental Sciences. He joined UNEP in 2002 working for the Post Conflict Assessment Branch. In 2008, he joined the Secretariat of the Rotterdam Convention as Programme Officer. Alain is a Swiss and British national.

Coordinates:

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 82 27
Email: alain.wittig@un.org

Ms. Andrea Lechner
Programme Officer

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 88 53
Email: andrea.lechner@un.org

Andrea Lechner

Andrea Lechner

Andrea works as a Programme Officer in the Governance Branch. She is responsible for the organization of the meetings of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention and its Bureau. She also coordinates meetings of the Chemical Review Committee, as well as the work on enhancing the effectiveness of the Rotterdam Convention.

Andrea holds a master’s degree in business administration and a second master’s degree in French philology, as well as an advanced university degree in international studies. She speaks German (native), English and French (bilingual), and has a working knowledge of Spanish. Andrea is an Austrian national.

Coordinates

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 88 53
Email: andrea.lechner@un.org

Mr. Ariel Dayao
Documents Assistant

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 82 11
Email: ariel.dayao@un.org

Ariel Dayao

Ariel Dayao

As the Documents Assistant, Ariel Dayao is responsible for liaising and organizing the submission of official meeting documents of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions to the UNON Conference Services for editing and translation. He is also accountable for establishing and maintaining a computerized database to monitor and follow-up submission of documents and to keep track of the status of each document. Ariel also verifies the final meeting documents for any oversight (formatting, references, etc.) and thereafter coordinates their posting on the websites of the Secretariat by liaising with the Information Technology team.

Before joining UNEP in 1990, Ariel served the Permanent Mission of the Philippines to the United Nations in Geneva. Ariel is from the Philippines and holds a degree in Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (major in Accounting) from the Philippine School of Business Administration.

Coordinates:

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 82 11
Email: ariel.dayao@un.org

Ms. Emilie Raynaud
Team Assistant

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 10 17
Email: emilie.raynaud@un.org

Emilie Raynaud

Emilie works as a Team Assistant in the Governance Branch. She is supporting the preparation and organization of various meetings including CRC and POPRC meetings, regional meetings, supporting the Conference of Parties (COPs) and other type of events including side events and webinars. Emilie also provides administrative support by drafting and formatting meetings documents, sending out meeting invitations and coordinates the posting of various documents on the BRS website. Emilie holds a master’s degree in project and event management, a second master’s degree in business administration, as well as a professional certificate in Fundraising. She worked several years as an event coordinator in the hospitality industry followed by a professional experience in the Public Health sector. Prior to joining the Secretariat, she worked at a Zero Waste organization where she coordinated practical workshops to people inclined to favor a sustainable lifestyle.

Coordinates:

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 10 17
Email: emilie.raynaud@un.org

Ms. Giovanna Chiodi Moire
Programme Officer (Legal and Policy Unit) *

Telephone: +41 (0)22 917 89 43
Email: giovanna.chiodi@un.org

Giovanna Chiodi Moire

Giovanna Chiodi Moire

Giovanna is a Programme Officer and supports the work of the Executive Office and the Governance Branch of the BRS Secretariat on several areas of work of the BRS Secretariat.

Before joining the Secretariat, Giovanna was an Associate Programme Officer in the UNEP Regional Office for Europe and at the UNEP Chemicals and Health Branch. Among others, she developed and managed projects funded by the Global Environment Facility on the chemicals and waste focal area. She holds a master’s degree in Development Studies from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland, with specialization in International Cooperation; a post-graduate certificate in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; and a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil.

Giovanna is a Brazilian-French national and speaks and writes in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

Coordinates:

Telephone: +41 (0)22 917 89 43
Email: giovanna.chiodi@un.org

Ms. Juliette Voinov Kohler
Head of Unit and Senior Legal Officer (Legal and Policy Unit)

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 82 19
Email: juliette.kohler@un.org

Juliette Voinov Kohler

Juliette Voinov Kohler

Ms. Juliette Voinov Kohler is the senior legal officer of the Secretariat and heads the legal and policy unit (LPU) of the Secretariat’s Governance Branch. She joined the Secretariat in December 2008. The LPU team provides legal advisory functions to convention bodies, manages legal issues with respect to the implementation and further development of the conventions, such as country contacts, legal clarity, amendment-related issues, liability and compensation, compliance, legal information, legislation, controlling international trade, preventing and combating illegal traffic and trade, and issues pertaining to the enforcement of the conventions. Ms. Voinov Kohler also oversees the team’s responsibilities for the overall coordination of the international cooperation activities, which include cooperation with other multilateral environmental agreements’ secretariats, IGOs and NGOs, the overall management of Partnerships, as well as strategic issues such as the synergies between the conventions, gender, indicators for the Sustainable Development Goals, the Basel Convention expert working group on environmentally sound management, and the Basel Convention strategic framework.

Ms. Voinov Kohler holds a Ph.D. in international environmental law (summa cum laude) from the University of Geneva, an LL.M in international law (with Merit) from the London School of Economics, and a law degree from the University of Geneva. She was admitted to the Bar in Geneva. Prior to joining the Secretariat, Ms. Voinov Kohler accumulated experience in international environmental law, international criminal law, humanitarian issues as well as in Swiss law (law firm, Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Global Humanitarian Forum), in Switzerland as well as in the United States in New York (consultant) and in Chicago (Responsibility to Protect Coalition). Since 2011, she has been a lecturer in international environmental law at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland). Ms. Voinov Kohler is a French national.

Coordinates:

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 82 19
Email: juliette.kohler@un.org

Ms. Kei Ohno Woodall
Programme Officer*

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 82 01
Email: kei.ohno@un.org

Kei Ohno Woodall

Kei Ohno Woodall

Kei is a Programme Officer for the Science and Technical Assistance Branch and the Governance Branch. She coordinates scientific work of the Stockholm Convention POPs Review Committee and the Rotterdam Convention Chemical Review Committee and supports the process for reviewing and listing new chemicals under the conventions. Her expertise includes industrial chemicals and waste management, developing inventories and national implementation plans, risk assessment and environmental monitoring. Since the adoption of the Basel Convention Plastic Waste Amendments in 2019, Kei has been the overall coordinator of the plastics related work of the BRS, leading several technical assistance projects including the BRS-Norad projects and the Small Grant Programme of the regional centers. She leads “From Science to Action” programme of the BRS to enhance science-policy interface.

Prior to joining the Secretariat in 2007, Kei was a consultant for the Ministry of Environment Japan specialized in international relations, environmental awareness and policy analysis for chemicals management. She holds a PhD and a Master of Science degree in the field of environmental analytical chemistry and organic geochemistry from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology. She is a Japanese national.

Coordinates:

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 82 01
Email: kei.ohno@un.org

Ms. Leslie Angeles
Programme Assistant (Legal and Policy Unit)

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 88 99
Email: leslie.angeles@un.org

Leslie Angeles

Leslie Angeles

Provides administrative and secretarial support in the coordination of COPs and subsidiary bodies meeting, Legal and CLI programme; Assists in the implementation of the programme of work by making information needed for project management available; Provides support to other Branches of the Secretariat as required.

Leslie is from the Philippines and studied Computer Programming. Before joining the Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions, Leslie worked with the World Health Organization for 5 years as Administrative Clerk.

Coordinates:

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 88 99
Email: leslie.angeles@un.org

Ms. Lorraine Deakin-Metzger
Senior Staff Assistant

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 88 45
Email: lorraine.deakin@un.org

Lorraine Deakin-Metzger

Lorraine’s work mainly focuses on the co-ordination of the BRS Joint Calendar; support to the Joint Task Force on Programmatic Co-operation between the UNEP Chemicals & Health Branch, BRS Conventions, Minamata Convention and SAICM; co-ordination of the Standard Operating Procedures; Liaison with the Permanent Missions on country contacts; Focal Point for the onboarding of interns.

Previously, Lorraine was Personal Assistant to the United Nations Under-Secretary General/ Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Ms Brigita Schmögnerová, former Deputy Prime Minister of Slovakia, from 2002 to 2005 and Mr. Marek Belka (USG and former Prime Minister of Poland) from 2005 to 2006. During this time, she organized the Gunnar Myrdal Lectures, in liaison with distinguished speakers:2003: Prof. Douglass C. North (Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics 1993); 2004: Prof. Joseph Stiglitz (Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics 2001); 2005: Pascal Lamy (Former Director General of WTO).

Coordinates:

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 88 45
Email: lorraine.deakin@un.org

Ms. Marylene Beau
Programme Officer

Telephone: + 41 (0) 22 917 83 87
Email: marylene.beau@un.org

Marylene Beau

Marylene Beau

Marylene works as a Programme Officer in the Governance Branch. She is responsible for the organization of the meetings of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention and its Bureau. She also provides support to the work of the Basel Convention’s Implementation and Compliance Committee with regards to specific submissions and coordinates the Secretariat’s cooperative activities with other bodies.

Before joining the Secretariat in 2008, Marylene worked for 4 years at the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) on technical assistance issues related to the chemicals and wastes conventions. Marylene holds a master’s degree in business administration with a specialization in environmental management. Marylene is a French national.

Coordinates:

Telephone: + 41 (0) 22 917 83 87
Email: marylene.beau@un.org

Ms. Susan Wingfield
Programme Officer (Legal and Policy Unit)

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 84 06
Email: susan.wingfield@un.org

Susan Wingfield

Susan Wingfield

Susan Wingfield is a Programme Officer in the Legal and Policy Unit, Governance Branch of the Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions. Among her current responsibilities are the facilitation of two Partnerships under the Basel Convention, on plastic waste and household waste; coordination of the work of one of the Convention’s subsidiary bodies (the Open-ended Working Group of the Basel Convention); and serving as the policy, technical and capacity building lead on ship recycling issues. Susan is also the Gender Focal Point for the Secretariat.

Ms. Wingfield is a New Zealand and Australian national and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Economic History and a Master of Science degree in Environmental Technology, both from the University of London. Prior to her role at the Secretariat, Susan performed a variety of project management and consultancy roles within the UN, World Bank, UK government and banking, finance and IT sectors.

Coordinates:

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 84 06
Email: susan.wingfield@un.org

Ms. Tatiana Terekhova
Programme Officer (Legal and Policy Unit)

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 83 40
Email: tatiana.terekhova@un.org

Tatiana Terekhova

Tatiana Terekhova

Tatiana Terekhova has a leading role in the partnership programme, engagement with non-state actors, and illegal traffic and trade of hazardous chemicals waste under the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions. Tatiana implements a number of capacity-building activities, including in relation to marine pollution and plastic wastes. She deals with the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular its indicators and governance issues of the Basel and Stockohlm conventions regional centres. Prior to this function, she was coordinating capacity-building activities for the implementation of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions Convention, including the E-waste Africa programme.

She has been in the United Nations family for over 18 years. This includes the UN Environment Programme where she managed the Quick Start Programme Trust Fund of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the UN Institute for Training and Research where she provided assistance to developing countries and countries in economy in transition in various areas of sound chemicals and wastes management. Tatiana is a national of the Russian Federation. She has a background in international environmental law and law degrees from Russia and Switzerland.

Coordinates:

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 83 40
Email: tatiana.terekhova@un.org

Ms. Yvonne Ewang-Sanvincenti
Legal Officer (Legal and Policy Unit)

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 81 12
Email: yvonne.ewang-sanvincent@un.org

Yvonne Ewang-Sanvincenti

Yvonne Ewang-Sanvincenti

Yvonne Ewang-Sanvincenti joined the Secretariat in April 2009. She provides and assists in providing legal advice and guidance, including responding to oral and written queries from Parties and other stakeholders. Ms. Ewang-Sanvincenti leads provision of legal support on specific issues namely Ban Amendment and specific exemptions. She also ensures the collection, tracking and publication of legal information – national legislation; notifications of national definitions and import/export prohibitions; designation of country contacts. She delivers legal and governance elements of technical assistance activities under the Secretariats’ work programmes; and provides legal support to Conventions’ bodies’ meetings, in particular as the programmatic focal point and coordinator for procedures and mechanisms on compliance with the Rotterdam Compliance.

Ms. Ewang-Sanvincenti, of Cameroonian-British origin, qualified to practice as a solicitor in England and Wales. She has experience in private legal practice, industry, inter-governmental organizations and non-governmental organizations in England, France and Switzerland. Ms. Ewang-Sanvincenti has completed a post-graduate Legal Practice Course and holds an LLB (Hons) in European Languages and Law. She speaks English, French, Italian, Spanish and German.

Coordinates:

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 81 12
Email: yvonne.ewang-sanvincent@un.org

Conference and Information Services Branch

Mr. Osmany Pereira Gonzalez
Chief, Conference and Information Services Branch

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 81 94
E-mail: osmany.pereira@un.org

Osmany Pereira Gonzalez

Osmany Pereira Gonzalez

Osmany joined UNEP in August 1993 and supported the negotiation processes of the Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions from its early days. He joined the Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention in October 2006 as Information officer. Managing the Conference Services and Information Technology teams are amongst his main responsibilities, including the development of a joint clearing-house mechanism for the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions.

Osmany is a national the republic of Cuba and holds a master's degree in mathematics and economy, with specialization in computerized information systems application and development.

Coordinates:

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 81 94
E-mail: osmany.pereira@un.org

Mr. Alejandro Montero
Associate Information Systems Officer

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 83 82
Email: alejandro.montero@un.org

Alejandro Montero

Alejandro Montero
Alejandro manages the website technically and services the IT needs.

Coordinates:

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 83 82
Email: alejandro.montero@un.org

Mr. Andrew Isaac
Conference Services Assistant

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 82 04
Email: andrew.isaac@un.org

Andrew Isaac

Andrew Isaac

Andrew provides logistical support for meetings and conferences of the three conventions.

He initially joined the Stockholm Convention secretariat on 1st December 2006. He previously worked in the field of Information Technology. Andrew was born in India and has spent the last 40 years in Switzerland.

Coordinates:

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 82 04
Email: andrew.isaac@un.org

Mr. Charles Avis
Public Information Officer

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 82 52
E-mail: charles.avis@un.org

Charlie Avis

Charlie Avis

As the Public Information Officer, Charlie is responsible for overall Communications, Outreach, and Public Awareness for the BRS Secretariat. With a background in ecosystems and green economy, he has been working on the interface of science/policy/communications for 20 years and has experience from the private, NGO, academic and UN sectors in Africa, Europe, SE Asia and the Pacific.

Prior to joining the Secretariat in August 2014, Charlie was Programme Officer for the joint UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative, based at UNEP headquarters in Nairobi. With a BSc. degree in Geography (UCL, UK) and an MSc. Agr. in Rural Development (UCD, Ireland), his work has always concentrated on the development and communication of solutions to complex environmental problems and challenges. He worked for WWF International for more than a decade, including as Policy Officer on water and river basin management policies in the Danube river basin (1998-2003); as Project Leader developing business/nature solutions in Europe and North Africa (2003-09); and as Conservation Director of the South Pacific Programme, in Fiji (2010-2011). He is Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (UK) since 1994 and Kinship Conservation Fellow (USA) since 2007. Charlie is originally from Portsmouth, in England, and lives with his Hungarian wife and their two children.

Coordinates:

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 82 52
E-mail: charles.avis@un.org

Ms. Digna Francisco
Public Information Assistant

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 82 96
E-mail: digna.francisco@un.org

Digna Francisco

Digna Francisco

Digna supports the entire spectrum of BRS communication, public awareness and outreach activities. She coordinates the production of publications, and assists with other public awareness materials, visual identity and multimedia resources through administrative, graphic design, and photographic inputs. She advises external partners on BRS brand management and useage issues and is the gatekeeper for BRS logos.

Formerly, she served as the focal point to the Rotterdam Convention, receiving, coordinating and monitoring program support required for its implementation. She supported conference services with the preparation and delivery of the Conference of the Parties and its subsidiary bodies. Digna was born and raised in the tropical haven of Asia, the Philippines. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree (1983) from Manila Central University. She joined UNEP in May 2001.

Coordinates:

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 82 96
E-mail: digna.francisco@un.org

Ms. Jo Ann Princess Edma
Team Assistant

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 88 18
Email: jo.edma@un.org

Jo Ann Princess Edma

Jo Ann Princess Edma

Ms. Edma is a Team Assistant in the Conference and Information Services Branch. Assisting in the preparation and organization of the meetings of the Conference of the Parties, Subsidiary bodies meeting, and other meetings including online meetings. Ms. Edma also provides administrative and Social Media support to Public Awareness and Outreach Team.

Ms. Edma is from the Philippines and holds a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology. Ms. Edma previously worked as a technical support representative for a computer company. Prior to joining the Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention, Ms. Edma worked as an intern for UNEP Administrative Service Center where she was involved in updating their filing system, verified disbursement of payment in Integrated Management Information System (IMIS), and assisted in workshop preparation of UNEP/Chemicals.

Coordinates:

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 88 18
Email: jo.edma@un.org

Mr. Julien Hortoneda
Information Systems Officer

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 82 20
Email: julien.hortoneda@un.org

Julien Hortoneda

Julien Hortoneda

Serving as a clearing-house mechanism officer, Julien is in charge of information exchange activities of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm secretariats.

Before joining UNEP in Geneva in 2011,  Julien worked as an information systems specialist in France and Cambodia where he gained a strong technical experience in designing and implementing web-based information systems. In 2006, Julien had the opportunity to work at the UNEP Division of Communication and Public Information in Nairobi and was in charge of systems supporting the UNEP website (www.unep.org).

Julien is from France and holds a master’s in Social Science from Toulouse’s University and another one in Information Technology from Paris’s University.

Coordinates:

Telephone:+41 (0) 22 917 82 20
Email: julien.hortoneda@un.org

Mr. Lalantha Sirisenage
Information Technology Assistant

Telephone: +41(0) 22 917 82 29
Email: lalantha.sirisenage@un.org

Lalantha Sirisenage

Lalantha Sirisenage

Lalantha started working with Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm secretariats as of the 3rd of January 2013 in the Knowledge Management Team. He supports and maintains the database and Information system for the Stockholm, Rotterdam and Basel systems. As part of the IT team, Lalantha is also supporting the IT team in issues related to the Integration of the network platforms and e-mail systems.

Before joining UNEP/BRS in January 2013, Lalantha worked at the Information Communication and Technology Service (ICTS), The United Nations Office at Geneva(UNOG) as a Computer Operation Assistant. During his tenure at the ICTS, He has worked and provided IT support to UNOG, UNCTAD, UNHABITAT, ISDR, PCDMB, and UNEP. Lalantha has vast experience in all facets of Domino administration, troubleshooting, installations, and maintenance for various desktop operations, hardware, and software while working with United Nation System, further gained experience video conferencing at the UN Joint Inspection Unit (JIU).

Lalantha is from Sri Lanka and Holds a bachelor's degree (BSc) in Science (Computer Science, Mathematics and Chemistry), diploma in hardware and networking. Further, several certifications in graphic designing/animations and training for trainers.

Coordinates

Telephone: +41(0) 22 917 8 229 
Email: lalantha.sirisenage@un.org

Ms. Laurence Attouz
Travel Assistant

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 87 50
Email: laurence.attouz@un.org

Laurence Attouz

Laurence Attouz

Laurence is the travel assistant for the conference services of the BRS. She is the focal point regarding the arrangements of travels for the 3 Conventions. She is in charge of the creation and follow-up of travel authorizations in the UN system (Umoja), liaison with the official travel agency regarding travel bookings, creation of rosters for disbursement of DSA, assisting delegates and other participants with regard to their official travels and other travel expenses.

Laurence started her UN career with UNEP in 2008 for the Administrative Service Center as travel approver in the UNEP travel unit. Prior to UNEP, Laurence was a business travel agent for major travel agencies (in France and Switzerland) as an administrative assistant for the city hall of Paris (1996 – 2001).

Laurence holds both French and Swiss nationalities. She has a bachelor in tourism, leisure, and travel management, diplomas of Web Assistant and Web Editor from the Swiss IT school.

Coordinates:

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 87 50
Email: laurence.attouz@un.org

Mr. Le Gong
Information Systems Assistant

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 83 08
Email: le.gong@un.org

Le Gong

Le Gong

Le is responsible for developing and managing the conventions' 4 websites and databases, an essential and major component of the Clearing-house Mechanism. He is also an active member and contributor to other information exchange activities of the Conventions.

Prior to joining UNEP in July 2008, Le worked at the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) as a training assistant on the Humanitarian Coordination System Strengthening Project.

Le holds two bachelor’s degrees, a BA in Business Management and a BS in Computer Science, both from Webster University.

Le speaks English, French and Mandarin.

Coordinates:

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 83 08
Email: le.gong@un.org

Ms. Marisofi Giannouli
Associate Public Information Officer

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 10 19
E-mail: marisofi.giannouli@un.org

Marisofi Giannouli

Marisofi Giannouli

Marisofi is Associate Public Information Officer in the Public Awareness and Outreach team, responsible for communication and outreach activities with special focus on addressing plastic waste under the Basel Convention.

Prior to joining the Secretariat, Marisofi was a Communications Officer for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and a Communications Specialist for the European Central Bank. She began her career as a broadcast journalist in Greece, and has worked in private companies and international organizations in France, Germany and the United States.

Marisofi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and a Master’s degree in Cultural Studies.  

Coordinates:

Telephone:  +41 (0) 22 917 10 19
E-mail: marisofi.giannouli@un.org

Mr. Nico Laurijssen
Information Systems Assistant

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 81 72
Email: nico.laurijssen@un.org

Nico Laurijssen

Nico Laurijssen

Coordinates:

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 81 72
Email: nico.laurijssen@un.org

Ms. Silvia Blanc
Language Reference Assistant

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 81 75
E-mail: silvia.blanc@un.org

Silvia Blanc

Silvia Blanc

Silvia provides management of the Translation services: in-house translation services (translations into French and Spanish of web pages, press releases, correspondence, presentations, leaflets, etc.), management of translation requests, evaluation of resources needed and preparation of translation schedules, and management of contracts and work assignment for an external pool of freelance translators in 6 UN languages.

Silvia joined UNEP in 1998 and has worked in Chemicals and in the Secretariat of the Rotterdam Convention. She provided update and development of the Rotterdam Convention web site in English, French and Spanish. She assisted the Secretariat in managing the Integrated office automated system by maintaining the database (DNAs, OCPs, Importing Countries Responses and Notifications). She provided inhouse translations and proofreading from English into French and Spanish concerning chemicals notifications from Parties, publication material, web pages, leaflets, press releases, Notes Verbales, meeting invitation letters, confirmation letters, registration forms, etc. Silvia is from Argentina and holds a diploma in Legal Translation French-Spanish, delivered by the Buenos Aires' University

Coordinates:

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 81 75
E-mail: silvia.blanc@un.org

Ms. Stéphanie Cadet
Meeting Services Assistant

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 83 24
E-mail: stephanie.cadet@un.org

Stéphanie Cadet

Stéphanie Cadet

Stéphanie is the focal point for Conference Services in the Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions (BRS). She serves as primary point of contact to the Conventions in the Conference and Information Services Branch (CISB), Conference Services regarding the organizational arrangements for meeting participants of the BRS Conferences of the Parties (COPs), subsidiary bodies and expert meetings and, to the heads and coordinators by coordinating, organizing and prioritizing work. This involves the monitoring of progress according to schedules of work, the establishment of functional timelines for registration, travel and formal correspondence processes. She is responsible for receiving and screening official nominations and registration of delegates, observers and other participants and, she is also the point of contact for diplomatic missions, ministries, international organizations and agencies during the preparation of these face-to-face and online meetings. She supervises and coordinate the work of support staff assigned to the team in a matrix structure, related to the arrangements of meetings. Stéphanie also handles the process of credentials of the representatives of the Parties, the registration and travel arrangements process during the major conferences of the three Conventions.

Stéphanie started in the United Nations in 1995. She worked for one year at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in the External Relations Division and for the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) from 1996 to 1999 in the Division of Human Resources Management. She joined the UNEP Chemicals’ unit in August 1999 and assisted this unit in organizing meetings/workshops in Geneva and elsewhere such as the first Global Mercury Assessment (GMA) meeting, the international Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM), the Development of a Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM), the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committees (INCs) and workshops on POPs. She also provided assistance in the capacity building programme and to the Administration. Stéphanie was appointed to the position of programme assistant at the Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention in 2006 and senior meeting services assistant at the Secretariat of the BRS Conventions in June 2015.

Coordinates:

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 83 24
E-mail: stephanie.cadet@un.org

Mr. Thomas Seyoum
Associate information Management Officer

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 95 61
Email: seyoum2@un.org

Thomas Seyoum

Thomas Seyoum

Thomas Seyoum is a certified management professional with a master’s degree in Business Administration, Information Science and postgraduate in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning from University of Texas, extensive experience, including several years of leading project design and implementation on Information and Electronic Document Management Framework (EDMF) and Paperless Office Initiative. More than 14 years of experience working with Information Management and in the Information Technology Sector supporting UN Regional office and missions of various countries such as Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Somalia, and Kenya and achieve effective and efficient delivery.

Thomas is currently working for The Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam, Stockholm Conventions as Associate information Management Officer. Thomas is responsible for the Lead of implementation of the NORAD-2 central database and web portal on regional and national initiatives on marine plastic litter and microplastics. Prior to joining UNEP, Thomas was working for UNECEF, UNECA, UNAMA and UNSOS/UNSOM.

Thomas is from Ethiopia and speaks Amharic and English fluently and learning French language.

Coordinates:

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 95 61
Email: seyoum2@un.org

Science and Technical Assistance Branch

Ms. Abiola Olanipekun
Chief, Science and Technical Assistance Branch

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 84 05
Email: abiola.olanipekun@un.org

Abiola Olanipekun

Abiola Olanipekun
Ms. Abiola Olanipekun is the Chief of the Science and Technical Assistance Branch, with overall responsibility for management and supervision of the scientific work required by the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions and their respective subsidiary bodies; including management of the overall coordination and delivery of the technical assistance and capacity building programme in the implementation of the conventions.

Ms. Olanipekun, a Nigerian citizen, worked for the Federal Ministry of Environment Nigeria (1987 to 2013) in the Chemicals Management Division of the Department of Pollution Control & Environmental Health and has led and coordinated the African region for over a decade in major international negotiations, policies and programmes on sound management of chemicals. She served as Chairperson on the UNEP Global Mercury Partnership Programme Advisory Group and member of UNEP Experts’ Groups on a number of recent international chemicals management initiatives. She has been a prominent advocate of key outcomes that have enabled the global community’s efforts to achieve sound management of chemicals. She holds a Bachelors of Science and Masters Degree in Biochemistry and Environmental Science and Technology respectively from University of Benin, Nigeria and UNESCO-IHE, Delft, The Netherlands.

Coordinates:

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 84 05
Email: abiola.olanipekun@un.org

Ms. Ana-Maria Witt
Programme Officer

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 85 53
Email: ana-maria.witt@un.org

Ana-Maria Witt

Ana-Maria Witt

Ana-Maria Witt coordinates the work in the frame of the global monitoring plan for persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and the effectiveness evaluation pursuant to Article 16 of the Stockholm Convention, the activities in the frame of the programme for the continuing minimization / ultimate elimination of unintentionally produced POPs under Article 5 of the Convention, as well as the work on best available techniques (BAT) and best environmental practices (BEP) for addressing releases of the chemicals listed in Annexes A, B and/or C to the Convention.

Prior to joining the Secretariat, Ana worked on various environmental issues, doing research and project coordination, implementation and monitoring for the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre and for the United Nations Environment Programme. Ana holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University A.I. Cuza, Romania, a Master of Arts and a Doctor of Science degree from the University of Geneva, Switzerland. She has authored a number of publications on climate change impacts and vulnerability assessment, the topic of her doctoral thesis. As a native of Romania, she has extensively worked in the Carpathian region in the frame of the Carpathian Convention.

Coordinates:

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 85 53
Email: ana-maria.witt@un.org

Ms. Carla Valle-Klann
Programme Officer

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 86 86
Email: carla.valle@un.org

Carla Valle-Klann

Carla Valle-Klann

Carla is responsible for the areas pertaining to the Basel Convention technical guidelines and electronic approaches to the notification and movement documents. And as part of the Stockholm Convention, Carla is responsible for National Reporting. Carla joined the Secretariat in September 2010.

She has been working for the United Nations (UN) since 2005. Before working for the UN Environment Programme, she worked for the UN Office at Geneva (UNOG), at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Bonn, and at the UN Headquarters in New York with UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). From 2001 to 2005, she worked as researcher in Germany, at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Technologies and for the University RWTH Aachen. Before 2001, she worked, for several years, in the private sector, within various entities, and universities, based in Brazil. Carla holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University RWTH Aachen, Germany, and speaks Portuguese (native), English, German, French and Spanish. Carla is a Brazilian national.

Coordinates:

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 86 86
Email: carla.valle@un.org

Mr. Dan Dar-Ziv
Team Assistant

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 82 97
Email: dan.darziv@un.org

Dan Dar-Ziv

Dan provides support to the Science and Technical Assistance Branch, responsible for organising webinars and online consultations, he also assists with data quality control related to national reporting under the Basel Convention, updating of the Conventions websites and organizing of travel for meeting participants.
He has worked within the United Nations since 1995 in various positions and functions. Initially joining the Stockholm and Rotterdam Conventions Secretariat in 2010, he has also worked for the Minamata Convention Secretariat and UN Environment Programme’s Chemicals and Waste Branch.
Swiss national, he is fluent in French and English.

Coordinates:

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 82 97
Email: dan.darziv@un.org

Ms. Florencia Verdi
Research Assistant

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 84 89
Email: florencia.verdi@un.org

Florencia Verdi

Florencia performs documentary research and provides assistance for the selection and access to data and information on scientific and technical issues relevant to the BRS conventions. She assists in the planning and implementation of the collection, compilation and aggregation of data and information, as needed for the implementation of the BRS Secretariat’s work plan. She also assists with data quality control related to the national reporting under the Basel and Stockholm conventions, and is responsible for the processing and publication of scientific and technical documentation submitted by Parties.

Florencia joined UNEP in 2001. She has served the Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention since 2006 and the BRS Secretariat since its inception. She holds a diploma in chemical engineering from the University of San Marcos in Lima; a post-graduate degree in development studies, with a specialization in sustainable development from the University of Geneva; and a post-graduate diploma in Environmental Engineering and Management from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), in Lausanne. She also holds certificates in information systems, and web design and management, obtained respectively in Lima and Geneva. Florencia is fluent in English, French and Spanish.

Coordinates:

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 84 89
Email: florencia.verdi@un.org

Ms. Francesca Cenni
Programme Officer, Focal Point to Latin America and Caribbean

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 83 64
Email: francesca.cenni@un.org

Francesca Cenni

Francesca Cenni

Ms. Cenni is a programme officer of the Science and Technical Assistance Branch. She coordinates technical assistance for the Basel Convention and is the focal point for e-waste activities and for technical assistance on emergencies, in the Secretariat. In this capacity she coordinates the Follow up Partnership to PACE and she also serves as focal point for BRS activities in Latin America and the Caribbean. Ms. Cenni is one of the authors of the E-waste Challenge MOOC and in the past she coordinated the Probo Koala assistance programme in Africa, the E-waste Africa programme and the Mercury and Lead programmes of the Basel Convention, facilitating projects in cooperation with the Basel Regional Centres.

Prior to joining UNEP, Ms. Cenni was the environmental manager of a chemical company in the waste water treatment sector, where she was responsible for the environmental management system, according to the ISO 14000 standards. In UNEP she worked for the Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention and for the Secretariat of the Rotterdam Convention. Also, she was a member of the team in charge of the Palestinian-Israeli portfolio of activities of the Post-Conflict and Disaster Management Branch. Ms. Cenni, an Italian national, holds a Master's degree in environmental sciences and studied at Bologna University, in Italy and Lund University in Sweden, where she specialized in marine toxicology.

Coordinates:

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 83 64
Email: francesca.cenni@un.org

Mr. Shunsuke Kudo
Programme Officer

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 81 73
Email: jost.dittkrist@un.org

Jost Dittkrist

Jost Dittkrist

Jost Dittkrist is Programme Officer in the Science and Technical Assistance Branch. He primarily focuses on the provision of technical assistance activities on the prevention and minimization, environmentally sound management, and control of transboundary movements of plastic waste. Among others, he facilitates the implementation of a national, regional and global projects addressing plastic waste in the context of the Plastic Waste Amendments. This includes projects funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, the Small Grants Programme on Plastic Waste, an initiative on plastic waste in remote and mountainous communities, and a capacity-building project in Malawi and Zimbabwe. Jost also provides support to the Plastic Waste Partnership.

Before joining the Secretariat, Jost worked in various positions at the United Nations Environment Programme’s Chemicals and Health Branch, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research and the International Solid Waste Association. Among others he supported the development of the Global Chemicals Outlook II, coordinated work on green and sustainable chemistry, and facilitated the implementation of a variety of projects to strengthen capacities for the environmentally sound management and monitoring of mercury and persistent organic pollutants. Jost holds a Master’s Degree in International Affairs from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, where he specialized among others in international environmental law, policy and economics.

Coordinates:

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 81 73
Email: jost.dittkrist@un.org

Ms. Kei Ohno Woodall
Programme Officer*

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 82 01
Email: kei.ohno@un.org

Kei Ohno Woodall

Kei Ohno Woodall

Kei is a Programme Officer for the Science and Technical Assistance Branch and the Governance Branch. She coordinates scientific work of the Stockholm Convention POPs Review Committee and the Rotterdam Convention Chemical Review Committee and supports the process for reviewing and listing new chemicals under the conventions. Her expertise includes industrial chemicals and waste management, developing inventories and national implementation plans, risk assessment and environmental monitoring. Since the adoption of the Basel Convention Plastic Waste Amendments in 2019, Kei has been the overall coordinator of the plastics related work of the BRS, leading several technical assistance projects including the BRS-Norad projects and the Small Grant Programme of the regional centers. She leads “From Science to Action” programme of the BRS to enhance science-policy interface.

Prior to joining the Secretariat in 2007, Kei was a consultant for the Ministry of Environment Japan specialized in international relations, environmental awareness and policy analysis for chemicals management. She holds a PhD and a Master of Science degree in the field of environmental analytical chemistry and organic geochemistry from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology. She is a Japanese national.

Coordinates:

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 82 01
Email: kei.ohno@un.org

Ms. Lina Fortelius
Programme Officer

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 81 47
Email: lina.fortelius@un.org

Lina Fortelius

Lina Fortelius

Lina implements the activities for the evaluation of continued need for DDT for disease vector control including coordination of the Global Alliance for the development and deployment of alternatives to DDT. She is also working on technical assistance needs assessment exercises and various programmatic aspects related to the work of the Scientific and Technical Assistance Branch.

Lina joined UN Environment working for the Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions supporting capacity-building and face-to-face training activities, as well as serving as the Regional Focal Point for Latin America. Subsequently she worked for the Secretariat of the Special Programme on institutional strengthening for chemicals and waste (also known as the Chemicals and Waste Management Programme), the SAICM Secretariat and the Minamata Convention Interim Secretariat, as well as serving as the Gender Focal Point for the UN Environment Economy Division. Prior to joining UN Environment, she held the position of Environmental Health Officer in Southern Finland. Lina has a scientific background, with a particular focus on health and environment. She holds a Master in Science degree from Åbo Akademi University in Finland. She has also studied economics, gender, and political sciences.

Coordinates:

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 81 47
Email: lina.fortelius@un.org

Ms. Melisa T.S. Lim
Programme Officer, Focal Point to Central and Eastern Europe and Small Islands Developing States (SIDS)

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 82 83
Email: melisa.lim@un.org

Melisa T.S. Lim

Melisa T.S. Lim

Melisa Lim is responsible for implementing activities aimed at promoting reduced reliance on and the elimination of chemicals newly listed under the Stockholm Convention, with a focus on industrial POPs (brominated diphenyl ethers and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid). She implements the work programme on new POPs and facilitates the development of technical guidelines to assist parties in the sound management of newly listed POPs. To support the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee, she coordinates its intersessional work on industrial POPs and the evaluation of candidate POPs and of proposals for the listing of new chemicals. She contributes to synergy activities aimed at coordination among the scientific subsidiary bodies and the inclusion of newly listed POPs in technical guidelines mandated by the Basel Convention.

Prior to joining UNEP, Melisa served with the Secretariat of the International Narcotics Control Board, the UN body mandated to promote the implementation of the international drug control conventions. Her work centred around the regulation of psychoactive substances and promoting access to narcotics for pain treatment. Melisa has extensive experience as a research scientist and has led projects on subjects ranging from plant immunity to the toxicity of heavy metals. Melisa holds a Ph.D in biology from Washington University in St Louis. Her undergraduate degree is in biology and environmental science. Melisa is a national of Mauritius.

Coordinates:

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 82 83
Email: melisa.lim@un.org

Ms. Olga Kouko
Programme Management Assistant

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 83 37
Email: olga.kouko@un.org

Olga Kouko

Olga Kouko

Olga is a Programme Management Assistant in the Science and Technical Assistance Branch supporting the implementation of the BRS Norad-1 and Norad-2 projects. Olga has over 10 years’ experience in finance, accounting, administration and programme management.

Olga has been working for the United Nations (UN) since 2016. She worked as a Finance Assistant at UN Environment, Economy Division in Nairobi. Olga also worked as a Programme Management Assistant at UN-Habitat, Global Solutions Division and The Regional Office for Africa. Before joining the UN, She worked for 7 years for other international non-governmental organizations in the field of finance and accounting.

Olga holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration and Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce specializing in Finance from The University of Nairobi and Kabarak University respectively.

Coordinates:

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 83 37
Email: olga.kouko@un.org

Ms. Philomena Joseph
Team Assistant

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 87 99
E-mail: philomena.joseph@un.org

Philomena Joseph

Philomena Joseph

Philomena works in the Scientific Support Branch of the Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions. She assists with the organization of workshops and meetings and provides any other support, including sending letters to meeting participants, organizing staff and participants travel & distributing DSA. She also circulates official correspondence regarding projects and programmes of the Secretariat as appropriate and assists with inputting data on National Reporting into the report database. Provides Webinar logistics coordination and technical support for the Secretariat.

Philomena, a Swiss national of Indian origin, was educated at the University of Calcutta in Political Science, Economy and Psychology. She also has a diploma in Fashion Designing with Maggy Meyers Institute of Fashion Technology. Before joining the Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention in January 2008, Philomena worked with Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity, Home for the dying & destitutes and the Orphanage, based in Calcutta, India. She also has experience working with other UN organizations, the private sector, NGOs and the State Red Cross.

Coordinates:

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 87 99
E-mail: philomena.joseph@un.org

Mr. Suman Sharma
Programme Officer, Focal Point for the Asian Region

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 82 10
Email: suman.sharma@un.org

Suman Sharma

Suman Sharma

Suman takes lead in coordinating with the regional centres under the Basel and Stockholm conventions and serves as a contact point for them. In addition, he serves as technical assistance focal point for the Stockholm Convention, focal point for NIP transmission and PIC Circular (Import Response and FRA Notification for Industrial chemicals)within the Science and Technical Assistance Branch of the Secretariat.

Prior to joining UNEP in January 2007, he worked for the Government of Nepal in various capacities. Started professional career as an analytical chemist in 1988 and worked for about 10 years in this capacity. In 1998 he moved to the Ministry of Environment where his principal area of work was environmental pollution control. His areas of work included drafting of policy, program and projects on pollution control including formulation of environmental standards. In addition to this, he liaised with various bilateral and multilateral donors/partners in the activities relating to environmental pollution control. In 2001 he took the management responsibility of the Air Quality Management Project for Kathmandu valley. Suman is a Nepali. He completed his M.Sc. degree in physical chemistry in 1984 from TU, Nepal. In 2003, he got another M.Sc. degree in Environmental Toxicology, Technology and Management from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand.

Coordinates:

Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 82 10
Email: suman.sharma@un.org

Rotterdam Secretariat FAO Rome Office

Ms. Christine Fuell
Senior Programme Officer

Telephone: +39 06 5705 3765
Email: Christine.fuell@fao.org

Christine Fuell

Christine Fuell

Christine's responsibilities include:

- Coordination: Leading the FAO based part of the Rotterdam Convention (RC) Secretariat; organisation of programme of work; supervision of implementation of the RC;
- Policy and technical advice: Coordination and support of RC meetings (COP, CRC); provision of policy and technical advice on pesticides;
- Management: Day to day management related to RC and synergy activities and management tasks within FAO's Plant Production and Protection Division.

Coordinates:

Telephone: +39 06 5705 3765
Email: Christine.fuell@fao.org


Mr. Aleksandar Mihajlovski
Programme Officer

Telephone: +39 06 5705 2801
Email: Aleksandar.Mihajlovski@fao.org

Aleksandar Mihajlovski

Aleksandar Mihajlovski

Aleksandar's responsibilities include:

- PIC Circular: Prepares the semi-annual PIC - collects, reviews and verifies the: Import Response (IR) for pesticides subject to the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) procedure;Notifications of final regulatory actions (FRA) to ban or severely restrict pesticidesand proposals for severely hazardous pesticide formulations (SHPF). In addition co-ordinates translation into English, Spanish and French, ensures consistency across language versions, and ensures its publication (CD and web);
- Technical Focus: Facilitates information exchange and provides technical input and support to the implementation of the Rotterdam Convention and the operation of its Secretariat.

Coordinates:

Telephone: +39 06 5705 2801
Email: Aleksandar.Mihajlovski@fao.org


Ms. Alessandra Innelli
Office Assistant

Telephone: +39 06 5705 3545
Email: Alessandra.Innelli@fao.org

Alessandra Innelli

Alessandra Innelli

Alessandra's responsibilities include:

- Data entry in database for PIC Circular;
- Correspondence with stakeholders;
- Recruitment of consultants, raising POs and follow up payments; raising travel authorizations;
- Assistance in meeting preparation and logistics arrangements;
- Formatting proceedings;
- Compile, maintain, update and distribute inventory in various languages for RC publications.

Coordinates:

Telephone: +39 06 5705 3545
Email: Alessandra.Innelli@fao.org



Mr. Gerold Wyrwal
Programme Officer

Telephone: +39 06 5705 2753
Email: Gerold.wyrwal@fao.org

Gerold Wyrwal

Gerold Wyrwal

Gerold's responsibilities include:

- Technical Assistance: Strategic advice, co-ordination and implementation of technical assistance activities; development of programme for Technical Assistance with emphasis on pilot projects to assist Parties to improve their capacity to meet their obligations with respect to pesticides and SHPF; Resource mobilization;
- COP and subsidiary bodies: Support organizing and convening of Conferences of the Parties and Chemical Review Committee meetings;
- Supporting co-ordination: Managing financial and administrative matters;

Coordinates:

Telephone: +39 06 5705 2753
Email: Gerold.wyrwal@fao.org


Mario Yarto
Programme Officer

Telephone: +39 06 5705 0583
E-mail: mario.yarto@fao.org

Mario Yarto

Mario Yarto

Mario's responsibilities include:

- Technical Assistance: Delivery of Technical Assistance with particular focus on Latin America and the Caribbean; preparation of project proposals for the resource mobilization strategy;
- Capacity building: Development of technical and policy information for training materials related to pesticides risk reduction; dissemination of information on alternatives to hazardous pesticides;
- COP and subsidiary bodies: Support for the preparation and execution of Conference of the Parties and Chemical Review Committee meetings.

Coordinates:

Telephone: +39 06 5705 0583
Email: mario.yarto@fao.org



Ms. Sarra Baccouri
Agricultural Officer

Telephone: +39 06 5705 1850
Email: sarra.baccouri@fao.org

Sarra Baccouri

Sarra Baccouri

Sarra Baccouri, a Tunisian national, is agronomist, with Master Degree in Agronomy and Plant Biotechnology from INAT Tunisia. Sarra has served FAO since June 2017 as Agriculture Specialist (SNE and RNE).

From September 2012 to May 2017, Sarra had worked at the Cabinet of the President of the Government and the Cabinet of the Ministry of Agriculture in Tunisia where she was mainly in charge of technical assistance and coordination. Sarra had occupied managerial positions at private agri-business companies in Tunisia and Turkey from 2008 to 2012 and she supported the activities of some environmental NGOs working to promote sustainable agriculture and GAPs. Sarra started her professional career in July 2007 as development engineer recruited by AFD to support a Tunisian NGO APAD to promote Conservation Agriculture in order to mitigate climate change impacts on agriculture.

Sarra speaks Arabic, French, English, a few German and Turkish and has basic knowledge of Russian. 

Sarra will support both, the normative and the technical assistance work of the Rotterdam Convention. 

Coordinates:

Telephone: +39 06 5705 1850
Email: sarra.baccouri@fao.org

Ms. Soraya Vicente Matias
Programme Assistant

Telephone: +39 06 570 55836
Email: Soraya.vicentematias@fao.org

Soraya Vicente Matias

Soraya Vicente Matias

Soraya's responsibilities include:

- Coordination of administrative and logistics arrangements for COP and CRC meetings and technical workshops in the field
- Financial reports and transactions
- Human Resources staffing actions (staff and consultants)
- Liaison with experts, FAO offices and UN organizations
- Administrative focal point for the Rotterdam Convention team at FAO

Coordinates:

Telephone: +39 06 570 55836
Email: Soraya.vicentematias@fao.org



Ms. Yun Zhou
Programme Officer

Telephone: +39 06 5705 4160
Email: yun.zhou@fao.org

Yun Zhou

Yun Zhou

Yun's responsibilities include:

  • COP and subsidiary bodies: Support for the preparation and execution of Conference of the Parties and Chemical Review Committee meetings; coordination of CRCs inter-sessional work; scientific review of pesticide related documents for the CRC;
  • Technical Assistance: Development and delivery of technical assistance with particular focus on Asia; technical and policy advice on pesticides.

Coordinates:

Telephone: +39 06 5705 4160
Email: yun.zhou@fao.org

* Functions shared between two Branches