Monique Barbut

Executive Secretary, UNCCD
About Monique Barbut

Ms. Monique Barbut has been Head at United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification since September 2013. Ms. Barbut served as the Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of The Global Environment Facility from 2006 to August 2012. Ms. Barbut previously served as Director of the Division of Technology, Industry and Economics, United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). As a member of the French government delegation, Ms. Barbut was a key player in the financing negotiations at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio, and played an active role in the creation of the GEF. Mrs. Barbut has a distinguished track record of public service.