Harald Egerer

Head of UN Environment Vienna Office – Secretariat of the Carpathian Convention


Mr. Harald Egerer is the Head of the UN Environment Vienna Office – Secretariat of the Carpathian Convention and acts as the Secretary of the Carpathian Convention on behalf of the UN Environment. Born on 5 June 1968 in Vienna/Austria, Mr. Egerer graduated in Law at the University of Vienna. After studies of international relations and environmental law and sciences, Mr. Egerer worked as an environmental reporter for the Austrian Press Agency. In 1996, Mr. Egerer joined UN Environment with the Secretariat of the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal (Basel Convention). With UN Environment’s European Office as of 2001, Mr. Egerer specialized on environmental cooperation in the European region and supported the seven Carpathian countries in the development of the Framework Convention on the Protection and Sustainable Development of the Carpathians. Since the year 2004, Mr. Egerer has been heading the UN Environment Vienna Office – SSC and represents UN Environment as an environmental focal point for the international Mountain Partnership.

The UN Environment Vienna Office is also UN Environment’s liaison office with the Secretariats of the Alpine Convention and the ICPDR and assists UN Environment in its contacts and collaboration with the Regional Environment Centre for Central and Eastern Europe (REC) nd with UN organisations and institutions based in Vienna. UN Environment Vienna Office - SCC also promotes cooperation on the protection and sustainable development among countries in South-eastern Europe and Caucasus, including UN Environment activitiesin the ENVSEC initiative. UN Environment Vienna Office - SCC is the Environmental Reference Centre of the Mountain Partnership and hosts the Eastern Europe Hub of the Mountain Partnership.