Ligia Noronha

UN Assistant Secretary-General and Head, New York Office
United Nations Environment Programme

Ms. Ligia Noronha began her role as United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and Head of the New York Office at UNEP on 1 April 2021. In this role she works in establishing and maintaining critical links with the Permanent Missions of Member States to the United Nations, the United Nations Secretariat, other UN System organizations and entities headquartered in New York, major groups, civil society organizations, academia and the private sector. Through her leadership of the New York Office, she promotes effective integration of the environmental dimension in the UN System work programmes, in the inter-agency mechanisms and in the intergovernmental processes while raising awareness of emerging environmental issues and the outcomes of the United Nations Environment Assembly.


Welcome Ceremony
Fri, 16th 9:45am
Main Stage