Thomas Gass

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Head of the South Cooperation Department
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

Thomas Gass is a Swiss diplomat who currently serves as Head of the South Cooperation Department of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). Until End of December 2017, he served as the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA). Previous appointments included Ambassador and Head of Mission of Switzerland to Nepal (2009-2013), as well as a wide-range of experiences in bilateral and multilateral development cooperation.