Inter-Agency Secretariat

The Inter-Agency Secretariat (IAS) is bringing together staff from United Nations and beyond—including Member States, international/regional organizations, CSOs and the private sector—to work under UNESCO’s leadership and support the HLSC in steering efforts to accelerate progress on SDG 4. 

The IAS will support the HLSC to drive systematic progress against its priority areas, while maintaining the universality of SDG 4, and foster greater alignment and commitment of actors within the GCM to action, building on the high-level political engagement in the HLSC.

Team members

Head of Inter-Agency Secretariat

Lily Neyestani-Hailu

Stakeholder Engagement & Partnerships Team

Team Lead: Véronique Mistycki

Team members:

  • Martha K. Ferede
  • Emelie Aho (LEGO Foundation secondee)

Technical Support Team

Team Lead: Mami Umayahara

Team members:

  • Asif Memon
  • Siwoo Lee (Republic of Korea secondee)
  • Ashnaa Swarup

Communications and Advocacy Team

Team Lead: Sandra Bisin

Team members:

  • Géraldine De St Pern
  • Loyola Ranarison-Schaefer
  • Ignacio Montero
  • Flavia Borda

Coordination & Operations Team

  • Alice Mihalache
  • Julie Tovey
  • Synøve Almås (Norway secondee)
  • Heidi Le Cohu