Director's Profile


Director of DPADM Mr. Juwang Zhu.Ms. Marion Barthélemy is the Director of the Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM) in the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Before joining the Division in July 2016, Marion Barthélemy was Chief of the Intergovernmental Support Branch at the United Nations Division for Sustainable Development, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). In this capacity, she was part of the team supporting the negotiations on Agenda 2030. From 2007 to 2012 she served as Chief of the Development Cooperation Policy Branch of the Office for Economic and Social Council Support (DESA), supporting the Development Cooperation Forum and the General Assembly's review of UN system country-level activities (QCPR). From 2000 to 2005, she served in the Office of two Under-Secretary-Generals for Economic and Social Affairs, supported the Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and served as Special Assistant to the UN Deputy Secretary-General. At the beginning of her career, she worked as an economist in the Division for the Advancement of Women and later in the UN Drug Control Programme with the Secretary of the International Narcotics Board. She joined the UN in 1987 through the National Competitive Exam for economists and studied in “Sciences Po” Paris (with a focus on macroeconomic and social policies).