Ambassador Michael Gerber

Function: 
Ambassador and Special Envoy for Global Sustainable Development
Organisation: 
Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Country: 
Switzerland

In 2012, the Swiss Federal Council appointed Michael Gerber Ambassador and Special Envoy for Global Sustainable Development, entrusting him to lead Switzerland’s engagement in the international process of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Financing for Development (Addis Ababa Action Agenda) as lead negotiator. In this function, he has also led the national process and consultations in view of the new global framework on sustainable development. Furthermore, Michael Gerber heads Switzerland’s interministerial Task Force as well as the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation’s (SDC) Core Team on the 2030 Agenda. Michael Gerber studied Political Philosophy, Ethics, History and Social Anthropology at the University of Bern.