Tatjana von Steiger is the Deputy Assistant Director General at the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation since July 2017. Before, she was the head for Sustainable Development & Humanitarian Affairs at the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations, which she joined in late 2012. She was the main coordinator of the various processes leading to the 2030 Agenda on Global Sustainable Development, as well as facilitator of intergovernmental processes, including the consultations on the Global Sustainable Development Report.
Between 2009 and 2012, she served as Head of the Swiss Cooperation Office to Macedonia. From 2003 to 2008, she worked at the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, in the United Nations Development Unit, where she also served as deputy head of the division.
Born in 1971, Tatjana von Steiger has a Master’s Degree in Russian and Slavic Literature and Journalism; besides Tatjana von Steiger is a trained mediator. She joined the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) in 2001 after working in journalism and teaching.