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Aarhus Convention Secretariat

Environment Division
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
Palais des Nations, Av. de la Paix 10
1211 Geneva 10 

Tel: + 41 22 917 2682 / 917 1502
Fax: + 41 22 917 0634
E-mail: public.participation@unece.org
Web-site: http://www.unece.org/env/pp

Secretary to the Convention

Ella is programme manager of the Aarhus Convention.

Office S-332, Palais des Nations
Tel: + 41 22 917 2376
Fax: + 41 22 917 0634

Aphrodite Smagadi

Legal Affairs Officer

Aphrodite services the Convention's Compliance Committee and supports activities related to access to justice and capacity building

Office S-341, Palais des Nations
Tel:+41 22 917 3294
Fax: +41 22 917 0634
E-mail: aphrodite.smagadi@unece.org
Fiona Marshall

Environmental Affairs Officer

Fiona supports activities related to public participation, including participation in strategic decision-making, international forums and the genetically modified organisms (GMO) amendment to the Aarhus Convention.

Office S-330, Palais des Nations
Tel: +41 22 917 4226
Fax: +41 22 917 0634
Fe Sanchis-Moreno

Environmental Affairs Officer
Fe services the Task Force on Electronic Information Tools and the bodies of the Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers Protocol. She manages the Aarhus Clearinghouse and PRTR.net and supports activities related to the PRTR Protocol and capacity building.

Office S-409, Palais des Nations
Tel: +41 22 917 2442
Fax: +41 22 917 0634
Charlot de Waal

Associate Environmental Affairs Officer

Charlot services the Convention's Bureau and the Working Group of the Parties. She supports programme planning, administration and reporting.

Office S-427, Palais des Nations
Tel: +41 22 917 1375
Fax: +41 22 917 0634
Maricar De la Cruz

Programme Assistant

Maricar assists with the planning, preparation and running of meetings under the Convention. She is our team's main contact with the United Nations Office at Geneva Conference Services Division.

Office S-328, Palais des Nations
Tel: +41 22 917 2682
Fax: +41 22 917 0634
Sadaf Shamsie

Team Assistant

Sadaf supports the Convention's website and assists with preparation of documents, publications and other materials. She also assists with the planning, preparation and running of meetings under the Convention

Office S-338, Palais des Nations
Tel: +41 22 917 2650
Fax: +41 22 917 0634

Environment Division

Marco Keiner


Marco joined the Division as Director in September 2008. An expert on sustainability-oriented urban and rural development, he worked in Africa for six years as a development aid worker before joining the UN-HABITAT in Nairobi as Chief of the Urban Environment Section.

Office S-334, Palais de Nations
Tel: +41 22 917 2370
Fax: +41 22 917 0107

Monika Linn

Deputy Director

Monika coordinates the "Environment for Europe" process and manages the Aarhus Convention, Espoo Convention and Education for Sustainable Development teams.

Office S-340, Palais de Nations
Tel: +41 22 917 1315
Fax: +41 22 917 0107

The Convention secretariat in 2002:
Ljilana Stancic, Sophie Flensborg, Jeremy Wates

The secretariat joined by its friends and Mr. Willem Kakebeeke of the Netherlands, who chaired the negotiation of the Convention, at the third meeting of the Parties 11-13 June 2008

Last updated: 23-09-2008