Olav Kjørven

Olav Kjørven
  • Assistant Secretary-General and Director, Bureau of Development Policy
    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

MA in Int'l Affairs, George Washington Univ. 1992-97, Environmental Specialist, World Bank; 1997-2000, Political Adviser to Norway's Minister of Int'l Dev. and Human Rights; 2000-01, Director, Int'l Dev., ECON Centre for Economic Analysis; 2001-05, State Secretary for Int'l Dev. of Norway. With the UN: 2005-07, Head, UNDP's Environment and Energy Group; since 2007, Director of Policy, UNDP; has advanced UNDP's integrated approach to sustainable development, bridging social, economic and environmental concerns; leads UNDP's substantive contribution to accelerating progress towards the MDGs and advancing the post-2015 agenda; Co-Chair, UN system wide efforts to prepare for a post-2015 development framework, including initiating a global conversation on the world we want to live in through national, regional and global dialogue organized by the UN Development Group, representing all UN development agencies; Senior Adviser to the Secretary-General on the Sustainable Energy For All initiative; also leading the UN's engagement with the G20 Development Working Group.