H.E. Sigrid Kaag

Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, The Netherlands
About H.E. Sigrid Kaag

Sigird Kaag has held a range of international positions over the course of her career. She has worked in the IOM in Geneva, as the head of donor relations of UNRWA, as senior advisor to the UN in Khartoum and Nairobi, as the assistant secretary- general at the UN Development Programme in New York. From October 2013 to September 2014, Kaag, as UN Under-Secretary General led the mission for the destruction of chemical weapons in Syria and then went on to become the Under-Secretary General in Lebanon, implementing the UNSC resolution 1701. In 2017, Sigrid Kaag was appointed Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation in the Netherlands.