Gerda Verburg

Assistant Secretary-General; Coordinator, Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement, United Nations Switzerland

Currently: United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and Coordinator of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement. Formerly: Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the UN Food Organizations (Food and Agriculture Organization, World Food Programme, International Fund for Agricultural Development), Rome, and Chair, World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Food and Nutrition Security (2011-16); Chair, Committee on World Food Security (CFS) (2013-15); Chaired the Permanent Parliamentary Committee on European Affairs and was CDA spokesperson on economic affairs, energy and innovation policy; Dutch Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (2007-10); Chairperson, UN Commission on Sustainable Development. Member of Parliament for the Christian Democratic Alliance (CDA) (1998-2007 and 2010-11).