The Ramsar Convention Secretariat

The Secretariat carries out the day-to-day coordination of the Convention’s activities. It is based at the headquarters of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in Gland, Switzerland.

The functions of the Secretariat are to:

  • maintain the List of Wetlands of International Importance and note any additions and changes to the List and the Ramsar Sites Database;
  • assist in recruiting new Contracting Parties;
  • help convene and organize the Conferences of Contracting Parties (COP) and regional pre-COP meetings, the meetings of the Standing Committee and of the STRP;
  • publish the Decisions, Resolutions, and Recommendations of the COP and the Standing Committee;
  • provide administrative and communications support to the STRP;
  • provide administrative, scientific, and technical support to Contracting Parties, especially in relation to the implementation of the Ramsar Strategic Plan;
  • organize Ramsar Advisory Missions at the request of Contracting Parties and contribute to follow-up of RAM reports;
  • develop cooperation with other conventions, intergovernmental institutions, and national and international NGOs;
  • administer funding programmes set up to support the implementation of the Convention, seeking financial contributions, inviting and evaluating project proposals, and overseeing expenditure;
  • inform the Contracting Parties and the public of developments related to the Convention.

 

Secretary General
Martha Rojas-Urrego
Martha ROJAS-URREGO
+41 22 999 0170

Deputy Secretary General
Ania GROBICKI
+41 22 9990284

Senior Advisor for Africa
Paul OUÉDRAOGO
41-22-999-0164

Senior Advisor for Asia-Oceania
Lew YOUNG
41-22-999-0177

Senior Advisor for the Americas
María RIVERA
41-22-999-0175

Senior Advisor for Europe
Tobias SALATHÉ
41-22-999-0173

Executive Assistant to the Secretary General
Mireille KATZ
41-22-999-0179

Documentation Officer
Edmund JENNINGS
+41-22-999-0365

Manager Culture & Livelihoods
Mariam ALI
41-22-999-0366

External Relations Officer
Sharon OSEKU-FRAINIER
+41-22-999-0269

Internal Communications Officer
Magdalena LUCZAK
+41 22 999 0309

Scientific and Technical Support Officer
Marcela BONELLS
41-22-999-0182

Regional Officer for Africa
Rasamoelina RAKOTOMAMONJY
+41 22 999 0174

IT Officer
Manuel KERN
41-22-999-0201

HR Business Partner
Maud PITOISET
+41-22-999-0109

Administrative Assistant - Office Systems
Delphine BRÉMOND
+41-22-999-0395

Administrative & Communications Assistant
Montserrat RIERA
41-22-999-0185

Administrative Assistant
Catherine LOETSCHER
41-22-999-0279

Assistant Advisor for Africa
Suzy KAMGUE
41-22-999-0172

Assistant Advisor for Asia-Oceania
Rosi WAQANISAU
41-22-999-0138

Assistant Advisor for the Americas
Sofia SUAREZ
41-22-999-0145

Assistant Advisor for Europe
Kasia NIKRASZEWICZ
41-22-999-0178

Regional Officer - Oceania
Solongo KHURELBAATAR