SOAS University of London

Marc Jourdan

I am responsible for managing the GFDD’s programmes at the UN, including attending the public sessions of inter-governmental meetings and conferences, organizing publication briefings, and circulating written material.

I am the United Nations Representative and Environmental Programs Coordinator for the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD). I am responsible for managing the Foundation’s programmes at the UN, including attending the public sessions of inter-governmental meetings and conferences, organizing side events and publication briefings, making oral interventions, and circulating written material on matters related to the agenda of UN meetings as they relate to the Mission of the Foundation and the sustainable development of the Dominican Republic.

In this additional capacity as Environmental Programs Coordinator, I help to provide content to the environmental programmes of the Foundation, including its grassroots initiatives ReCrearte and Eco-Huertos, which empower individuals and communities through practical workshops that teach the principles of sustainable development.

Prior to joining GFDD in 2013, I worked as a policy advisor on climate change issues for the international non-profit The Climate Group, as well as the Permanent Mission of the Maldives to the UN. Previously, I worked as a corporate lawyer for four years in the UK. I have an LLB in Law and French from the University of Surrey and an LLM in Environmental Law from SOAS University of London.