Meet the Secretariat of Governing Bodies

The Secretariat of Governing Bodies is responsible for supporting the Governing Bodies of UN Environment Programme, which consists of the UN  Environment Assembly (formerly the Governing Council) and its subsidiary inter-sessional body, the open-ended Committee of Permanent Representatives. Secretariat organizes and services all meetings of the governing bodies.

Secretariat also provides the main channel of communication with Governments and works closely with other UN Environment Programme divisions and regional offices to provide timely information on the programme and activities of UN Environment Programme in support of Governments. Secretariat coordinates UN Environment Programme relations with the Permanent Missions to UN Environment Programme, Ministries of Environment and other relevant authorities.


Radhika OchalikRadhika-Ochalik

Secretary, Secretariat of Governing Bodies and Stakeholders.




Ulf BjornholmUlf Bjornholm

Deputy Secretary, Secretariat of Governing Bodies and Stakeholders.