Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2002
Ensuring sustainable livelihoods:

challenges for governments, corporates, and civil society at Rio+10
8 - 11 February 2002, New Delhi

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Mr Michael Zammit Cutajar
Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Secretariat, Germany

Michael Zammit Cutajar headed the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change based in Bonn, Germany, until January 2002. The Secretariat provides substantive and technical support and advice to the intergovernmental negotiations within the scope of the Convention, including those on its Kyoto Protocol. The Secretariat team comprises about 150 staff members and manages resources of about $20 million a year. It operates autonomously within the framework of United Nations regulations.

Michael Zammit Cutajar, a citizen of Malta, born 1940, has devoted a large part of his career to work in and around the United Nations on international cooperation for development and environment. He has undertaken several assignments with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and was part of the founding secretariat of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) - both in Geneva, Switzerland. He worked with NGOs in his early and middle career. From February 1991 to January 2002, he headed the Secretariat supporting intergovernmental negotiations on climate change. His title was Executive Secretary and he held the rank of Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations.