UNCCD secretariat team

Office of the Executive Secretary

Ms. Monique Barbut

  • Executive Secretary (ES)

Ms. Marie-Paule Lorka-Lavri

  • Executive Associate to the ES
  • mlavri(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2802

Mr. Pradeep Monga

  • Deputy Executive Secretary (DES)
  • pmonga(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2824

Mr. Rajeb Boulharouf

  • Chef de Cabinet
  • rboulharouf(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2810

Mr. Mahamadou Tari Bako

  • Assistant to Chef de Cabinet
  • mbako(at)unccd.int    
  • 00 49 228 815 2826

Ms. Satu Ravola

  • Programme Management Officer
  • sravola(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2805

Mr. Gerardo Gunera-Lazzaroni    

  • Legal Officer
  • gglazzaroni(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2840

Mr. Mark Dankers

  • Mail Assistant
  • mdankers(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2804

UNCCD Liaison Office New York

United Nations Headquarters
DC1 Building
11th Floor, Office 1170
New York, N.Y. 10017
USA
T: 001-212 963 4871
F: 001-917 367 3441

Mr. Melchiade Bukuru

  • Chief, UNCCD Liaison Office
  • bukuru(at)un.org
  • 001-212 963 4871

Ms. Nadhini Iyer Krishna

  • UNCCD/CBD Liaison Officer
  • Krishna1(at)un.org
  • 00 1-917 367 2806

Ms. Frederika Teixeira

  • Programme Assistant
  • teixeira2(at)un.org
  • 00 1-917 367 4081

Administrative Services (AS)

Mr. Lyndle Lindow

  • Unit Coordinator
  • llindow(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2844

Mr. Somarajan Pillai

  • Administrative and Finance Officer
  • spillai(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2875

Ms. Soi Ha Lei

  • Budget Officer
  • slei(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2838

Mr. Ömer Sebat

  • Information Systems Assistant
  • osebat(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2868

Mr. Mahir Turkcan

  • Computer Information Systems Assistant
  • mturkcan(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2837

Ms. Sandrine Rastetter

  • Accounting Assistant
  • srastetter(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2848

Mr. Kossi Samtou

  • Finance Assistant
  • ksamtou(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2867

Mr. Ezio Seghetti

  • Travel Assistant
  • eseghetti(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2858

Ms. Zlata Prlenda-Kunstek

  • HR Assistant
  • zprlenda-kunstek(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2845

Mr. Edison Espiritu

  • Administrative Assistant
  • eespiritu(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2836

Ms. Carmen-Alina Margina

  • Conference Affairs Officer 
  • cmargina(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2861

Mr. Rouven Bashir-Elahi

  • Editorial Assistant
  • relahi(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2852

Ms. Katheryn Jimenez

  • Programme Assistant
  • kjimenez(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2814

Ms. Annette Guetgemann

  • Programme Assistant​
  • aguetgemann(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2809

Mr. Fabian Guttendorf

  • Meeting Services Assistant
  • fgutendorf(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2843

External Relations, Policy and Advocacy (ERPA)

Ms. Louise Baker

  • Unit Coordinator
  • lbaker(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2808

Ms. Yukie Hori

  • Spokesperson, Communication Team Leader
  • yhori(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2829

Mr. Sasha Alexander

  • Policy Officer
  • salexander(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2847

Ms. Wagaki Wischnewski

  • Public Information and Media Officer
  • wwischnewski(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2820

Mr. Marcos Montoiro

  • NGO and Civil Society Liaison Officer
  • mmontoiro(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2806

Mr. Utchang Kang

  • Liaison Officer
  • ukang(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2846

Mr. Daniel Tsegai

  • Programme Officer (Drought)
  • dtsegai(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2835

Ms. Barbara Bendandi

  • Programme Officer (Migration)
  • bbendandi(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2876

Ms. Morgane Chiocchia

  • Associate Programme Officer, Donor Relations
  • mchiocchia(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2809

Ms. Katya Arapnakova

  • Senior Library Assistant
  • karapnakova(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2864

Ms. Susan Lakop

  • Programme Assistant​
  • slakop(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 28 17

Ms. Corinna Voigt

  • Programme Assistant
  • cvoigt(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2823

Ms. Helga Karsten

  • Public Information Associate
  • hkarsten(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2857

Science, Technology and Implementation (STI)

Mr. Johns Muleso Kharika

  • Unit Coordinator
  • 00 49 228 815 2834
  • jkharika(at)unccd.int

Mr. Barron Joseph Orr

  • Lead Scientist
  • bjorr(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2865

Mr. Massimo Candelori

  • Coordinator
  • Address: European Investment Bank
    Projects Directorate (PJ)
    Environment & Regional Development Department (ERD) 
    Natural Resources & Agro-industry Division (NARA)
    98-100, Boulevard Konrad Adenauer 
    L-2950 Luxembourg
    00 352 4379 84286

Mr. Richard Byron-Cox

  • Programme Officer (Capacity Building)
  • rbyroncox(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2827

Ms. Anja Thust

  • Programme Officer (Secretary to the CRIC)
  • athust(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2828

Ms. Sara Minelli

  • Programme Officer
  • sminelli(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2874

Ms. Xiaoxia Jia

  • Programme Officer
  • xjia(at)unccd.int 
  • 00 49 228 815 2850

Mr. Jeroen van Dalen 

  • Associate Programme Officer Knowledge Management
  • jdalen(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2816

Ms. Sabine Sakr

  • Associate Programme Officer
  • ssakr(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2813

Mr. Marcelo Inacio da Cunha

  • Associate Programme Officer
  • mcunha(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 28 71

Ms. Lesley Otieno

  • Programme Assistant
  • lotieno(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2807

Ms. Lawrencia Eposi

  • Programme Assistant​
  • leposi(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2842

UNCCD Regional Coordination Unit for Africa (Annex I)

Mr. Boubacar Cissé

  • Coordinator
  • bcisse(at)unccd.int
  • 212 537 666 301
    Eaux et Forêts, Avenue Mohamed VI, Km 7,5
    Soussi, Rabat 10170, Marocco

UNCCD Regional Coordination Unit for Asia (Annex II)

United Nations Building
Rajdamnem Ave.
Bangkok 10200
Thailand
T: 00 66-2 288 2559
F: 00 66-2 288 3065

Mr. Yang Youlin

  • Coordination Officer
  • yyoulin(at)unccd.int
  • 00 66 2 288 2559

Mr. Kwangho Baek

  • Programme Officer
  • kbaek(at)unccd.int
  • 00 662 288 2560

UNCCD Regional Coordination Unit for Latin-America and the Caribbean (LAC) (Annex III)

c/o Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).
Northern Building, Division of CELADE
Dag Hammarskjöld 3477
Postal Code: 7630412. Vitacura, Santiago de Chile

Mr. Jose Miguel Torrico

  • Coordinator
  • jmtorrico(at)unccd.int 
  • 00 562 2210-2017

Regional Coordination for Northern Mediterranean (Annex IV):

Orman ve Su Isleri Bakanligi 1. Bölge Müdürlügü 
Buyukdere Caddesi No:265 
Fatih Ormani Kampusu Maslak / Sariyer
Istanbul Turkey

Mr. Erdogan Ozevren

  • Programme Officer
  • eozevren(at)unccd.int
  • 00 90 212 2993301

Regional Coordination for Europe (Annexes V):

(located in Bonn)

Ms. Jamal Annagylyjova

  • Programme Officer
  • jannagylyjova(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2879