UNOSD Staff

 

Mr. Jean D'Aragon l Officer-in-Charge

After 3 years working as the Senior Sustainable Development Expert at the United Nations Officer for Sustainable Development (UNOSD), he is now the Officer-in-Charge of UNOSD. Mr. D'Aragon has over 20 years of international development experience in research, policy advisory, capacity building, and monitoring and evaluation related to sustainable development in America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania.

Mr. D'Aragon worked at the UN-Habitat headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya and the UN DESA United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD) in Nagoya, Japan linking climate change, natural disaster risk and vulnerability reduction, urban planning and governance. He has also been called upon to undertake assignments as Early Recovery Advisor and Early Recovery National Coordinator with the same and other UN agencies such as UNDP, in various geographical contexts, including disaster-hit regions of the Philippines and Vanuatu or in Cameroon, where he developed and coordinated programmes combining food security and poverty reduction with youth job creation and empowerment, particularly in the Far North Region of Cameroon, which is severely affected by Boko Haram's insurgency, not to mention land use agro-pastoral conflicts, which are exacerbated by increases in drought and flooding associated with the adverse effects of climate change.

Prior to joining the UN, Dr. D'Aragon was Senior Programme Officer at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC - Canada), leading research programmes on the interlinkages between urban poverty reduction, livelihood and food security, access to housing, water and sanitation, solid waste management, environmental protection and resilience building, supporting their integration into territorial planning policies, codes, regulations, plans, and programmes. Dr. D'Aragon also taught and lectured in different universities in Brazil, Portugal, France and in Canada, particularly at McGill University, where he has earned his Ph.D.

 

Ms. Eunhae Jeong l Sustainable Development Management Expert

Ms. Eunhae Jeong is a Senior Development Management Expert at the United Nations Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD). In her current work, she is committed to assisting countries' implementation of internationally agreed SDGs in applying integrated approaches for envisioning, planning, implementing, and monitoring national development plans and strategies. She is also leading various capacity development and knowlege sharing activities on SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation), SDG 13 (Climate Action), and SDG 15 (Life on Land).

Before joining UNOSD, she worked for the Korean government for 20 years, establishing and implementing sustainable development policies in the field of water, climate change, and biodiversity conservation. During her time in the Ministry of Environment, Republic of Korea, she actively engaged in international sustainable development discourse including the negotiation for Rio+20, UNFCCC and CBD. She also worked as a council member of Global Environment Facility representing Australia, New Zealand, and the Republic of Korea from 2011 to 2012.

She graduated from Seoul National University and earned a Master's Degree from Yale University. 

 

 

 

Mr. Ola Goransson l Sustainable Development Officer

Mr. Ola Göransson, Sustainable Development Officer with the United Nations Office for Sustainable Development, is committed to supporting the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by providing capacity building to all stakeholders on the design and implementation of durable and effective multi-stakeholder partnerships for advancing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Prior to joining UNOSD, Mr. Ola Göransson served as the focal point for advancing partnerships in the areas of SDGs, Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Higher Education in the Division for SDGs of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

With over 10 years working in the field of sustainable development, Mr. Ola Göransson dedicated himself to supporting the Member States and other stakeholders in formulating and analyzing effective partnerships, and supported meaningful engagement of stakeholders in various international conferences on sustainable development, including the Rio+20 Conference, the Third International Conference on SIDS, the UN Sustainable Development Summit, and the UN Ocean Conference.

 

 

 

Mr. Okhyun Yang l Associate Research and Policy Expert

Mr. Okhyun Yang is currently working as the Associate Research and Policy Development Expert at the United Nations Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD). He has approximately 10 years of working experience in the field of climate change policy and its implementation and the urban planning. Before joining UNOSD, he worked for the Korean Environment Corporation, the Ministry of Environment, Republic of Korea, Greenhouse Gas Research Center of Korea, and the Incheon Urban Corporation. 

He participated in designing the Korea Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) and revising the guideline for the Target Management Scheme (TMS). His main responsibility came with Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) of Greenhouse Gas Emissions under ETS and TMS. He reviewed GHG emissions reports and the monitoring plans from the entities and evaluated the plausibility and effectiveness of reduction targets and general implementation. In addition to the experiences in the field of climate change, he was a supervisor in charge of construction for sewage treatment pipes/plants and involved in designing restoration projects in the Incheon Metropolitan City.