Mirjana Spoljaric Egger

Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations, Assistant Administrator of UNDP, Director of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS

Ms Spoljaric Egger was appointed to this position by the Secretary-General of the United Nations in August 2018 and assumed her duties in October 2018.

She previously served as Ambassador, Head of United Nations and International Organisations Division of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, where she has been instrumental in shaping Swiss UN policies and host country affairs.

Ms Spoljaric Egger combines a strong policy background with field experience and has had several assignments in the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs in Berne, New York, Cairo, and with the Office of UNRWA’s Commissioner-General.

Ms Spoljaric Egger holds a Master’s Degree in Philosophy, Economics and International Law from the University of Basel and the University of Geneva. She speaks fluent German, English, French and Croatian.