Biography

© UNESCO/N. Lazic - H.E. Mr Matthew Sudders - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

H.E. Mr Matthew Sudders (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

Chairperson of the Finance, administration and general questions, programme support and external relations Commission – APX Commission.

Mr. Matthew Sudders is the Ambassador, Permanent Delegate of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to UNESCO. Since 2011, he also serves as the Chair of the Finance and Administrative Commission and the Joint Chair of the Joint Commissions (Programme and External Relations and Finance and Administrative Commission) of UNESCO’s Executive Board.

Prior to UNESCO, he has served within the UK Department for International Development (DFID), as Head for Bilateral Relations acting as an Adviser to Ministers, Permanent Secretary and Directors on bilateral donors and also as Poverty Reduction Strategy Policy Analyst leading UK policy on Poverty Reduction strategies and serving as a member of DFID’s Aid Effectiveness team responsible for negotiation of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness.

He is an expert Statistician having served not only in the UK Office for National Statistics and DFID but also as Statistics Adviser for Eurostat (European Commission) and the Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (PARIS21) of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, respectively. At Eurostat, notably, he has overseen management and advice on statistical capacity building programmes including developing mechanisms for monitoring quality of governance in Developing Countries and published a ‘Users Guide to Governance Indicators’ with UNDP.

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