Ministerial Roundtable (II)
Tuesday, 2 April 2019
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
UN City Copenhagen

Official meeting

Biographies
Moderator:

Mr. Peter Thomson, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Ocean

Special Address

Ms. Marjeta Jager, Deputy Director-General, Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development, European Commission

High-Level Panel
  • H.E. Ms. Célestine Ketcha Courtès¸ Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Cameroon
  • H.E. Mr. Yoo Jechul, Deputy Minister for Environment, Republic of Korea
  • Ms. Mami Mizutori, Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Disaster Risk Reduction, United Nations
  • H.E. Mr. Robert Sisilo, Ambassador,Permanent Representative of the Solomon Islands to the United Nations
  • Ms. Rookayah Aumeer, Educator at Ministry of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research & SIDS Youth Aims Hub, Mauritius
Biographies
H.E. Ms. Célestine Ketcha Courtès
Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Cameroon
H.E. Ms. Célestine Ketcha Courtès

Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Cameroon

Mr. Peter Thomson
UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean
Mr. Peter Thomson

UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean

Peter Thomson of Fiji has been appointed by UN Secretary-General as Special Envoy for the Ocean to follow up on the outcomes of the United Nations (UN) Ocean Conference in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Mr. Thomson leads the UN’s advocacy and public outreach efforts inside and outside of the UN system and works with relevant stakeholders to support the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14. Mr. Thomson brings a distinguished experience in diplomatic services, including as Permanent Representative of Fiji to the UN and President of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly during which he provided visionary leadership in guiding the preparation of The Ocean Conference in 2017.

Ms. Mami Mizutori
Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, United Nations
Ms. Mami Mizutori

Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, United Nations

Mami Mizutori is the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Disaster Risk Reduction, and head of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, based in Geneva, Switzerland. She assumed her role on 1 March 2018.

The role of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction is to support countries and stakeholders in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030). The Special Representative ensures the strategic and operational coherence between disaster risk reduction, climate change and sustainable development agendas as well as the linkage with the UN Secretary-General’s prevention agenda and with humanitarian action. Ms. Mizutori served for twenty-seven years in various capacities in the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Prior to joining the UN, Ms. Mizutori was Executive Director of the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures, University of East Anglia, UK, since 2011. Ms. Mizutori graduated in law from Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo and obtained a Diploma in International Studies from the Diplomatic School of Spain.

A Japanese national, Ms. Mizutori speaks Japanese, English and Spanish.

Ms. Marjeta Jager
Deputy Director-General for International Cooperation and Development, European Commission
Ms. Marjeta Jager

Deputy Director-General for International Cooperation and Development, European Commission

Ms. Rookayah Aumeer
ducator at Ministry of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research & SIDS Youth Aims Hub
Ms. Rookayah Aumeer

ducator at Ministry of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research & SIDS Youth Aims Hub

United Nations