Press Conference by UNCCD Executive Secretary Ibrahim Thiaw

6:30PM on Tuesday 09 July 2019

Press Conference by UNCCD Executive Secretary Ibrahim Thiaw
Ahead of the 14th Conference of Parties of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), its Executive Secretary Mr Ibrahim Thiaw is on a visit to India to review the preparations for the COP and hold consultations with the Government of India.

The Foreign Correspondents' Club of South Asia (FCC) and the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) for India and Bhutan invite you to a press conference by Mr Thiaw

At 6.30pm on Tuesday, 9 July, 2019
at the UN "We the People's Hall", UN House
55, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi 110003.

Please carry your valid FCC membership card or PIB card to gain access to the UN House.

S Venkat Narayan President, FCC
Rajiv Chandran, UNIC NIO

Ibrahim Thiaw of Mauritania was appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General as the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the UN Under-Secretary-General in February 2019.

Mr. Thiaw brings to the position 40 years of experience in sustainable development, environmental governance and natural resource management. In 2018, he was the UN Special Adviser for the Sahel to support the ongoing efforts to advance the recalibration of the United Nations Integrated Strategy for the Sahel and the emerging Sahel Support Plan. From 2013 to 2018, he served as the Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) where he played a critical role in shaping the organization's strategic vision and mandate, overseeing the development and implementation of the mid-term strategy and programme of work. Before joining UNEP in 2007, he worked for the International Union for Conservation of Nature, last serving as Acting Director-General.