Dr. David Nabarro
UN Special Adviser on 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Coordinator of the Scale Up Nutrition Movement
David Nabarro serves as Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Food Security and Nutrition and as Coordinator of the Movement for Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN), positions he has held since 2009 and 2012 respectively.
These appointments follow an extensive career in global health, nutrition and development. David has worked in government, the UN, NGOs and academic institutions in Bangladesh, Iraq, Kenya, Nepal and the United Kingdom, as well as at UN Headquarters in Geneva and New York. He has played a coordinating role in the response to several global emergencies, such as the avian and human influenza epidemic of 2005, crisis response operations in Darfur, Sudan, and in countries affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. David also serves as the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Ebola.
Since his appointment in September 2014, David has worked on behalf of the UN system to provide strategic and policy direction for the international response to the West Africa Ebola Outbreak. This includes galvanizing support for affected communities and countries from partners around the world.
He has most recently been appointed as UN Special Adviser on 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.