Nadia Isler– Director of the SDG Lab in the Office of the Director General of the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG)
Nadia Isler is the Director of the SDG Lab in the Office of the Director General of the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG). Ms. Isler is part of the Senior management team of UNOG and led the creation and setting up of the SDG Lab in 2016.
Ms. Isler has a long career in international development and diplomacy with several years of field experience in bilateral cooperation and extensive experience in multilateral affairs with and outside of the UN system. She started her career with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and the Swiss Red Cross before joining the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) where she served for several years in Eastern Africa. Ms. Isler has extensive experience in working with a variety of different partners, including academia, civil society and the private sector, especially in the field of public health where she spent many years in charge of programs to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. Ms. Isler then joined the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs where she served as a Swiss diplomat for over 10 years, first as Deputy Head of development affairs at the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the UN in New York, before leading on development affairs and the SDGs at the Swiss Mission to the UN in Geneva. Ms. Isler holds a Masters degree in Contemporary History from University of Geneva and academic post graduate certificates from the Harvard School of Public Health and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Ms Isler is a Swiss citizen and speaks French, English, German, Spanish and Portuguese.