Monika Linn is the Principal Adviser to the Office of the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). She leads and coordinates UNECE’s contributions to the implementation and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, as well as other cross-sectoral themes in the development field. Monika has more than 25 years of experience in multilateral work on environment and sustainable development.
Before joining the United Nations in 2001, she worked for 10 years in the International Affairs Division of the Swiss Environment Agency and was involved in a wide range of multilateral meetings, conferences and negotiation processes at the global and regional levels. Previous assignments in the UN include work in UNDESA and the Secretariat for the Johannesburg Summit on Sustainable Development , inter-agency cooperation as the first Director of the Environmental Management Group in UNEP, and Deputy Director of the Environment Division in UNECE.
Monika received the “Inspirational Women in Geneva Working for the Environment” award in 2016.