Margareta Wahlström

Margareta Wahlström
  • UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction
    United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction

Over 30 years of extensive national and international experience in humanitarian relief operations in disaster and conflict areas, and in institution-building to strengthen national capacity for disaster preparedness, response and for risk reduction. 1995-2000, Undersecretary-General for Disaster Response and Operations and Deputy Director, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies; 2002-04, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Relief, Recovery and Rehabilitation, United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA); 2004-08, Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator and Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).