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Deputy Director-General Dr. Ingolf Dietrich heads the Special Unit “Post-2015 Agenda for Sustainable Development”¬†at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Dr. Dietrich is responsible for processes relating to the thematic positioning and the negotiation of the Post-2015 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The issues covered by the special unit are the Millennium Development Goals, the Sustainable Development Goals, and overarching post-2015 topics such as global partnership, universality, monitoring and sustainable consumption and production (SCP).

Prior to this, he headed the Directorate “Climate; poverty reduction; sectoral policies; Latin America”, the Southern Africa Division and the Division “Policy issues of bilateral development cooperation; development effectiveness; evaluation”. In the course of his work at the BMZ, he also dealt with various policy and sector issues and worked at the German embassies in Lima, Peru, and Colombo,

Sri Lanka, as well as the Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Nations in New York.

Dr. Dietrich studied agricultural science at Munich Technical University and Berlin Technical University. He holds a doctorate in agricultural economics from Munich Technical University.