Janos Pasztor is currently Assistant Secretary-General on Climate Change in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG) of the United Nations in New York. He joined the UN February 2015 after taking a leave of absence form WWF International. A national of Hungary (and later also of Switzerland), he received his MS and BS degrees at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Mr. Pasztor comes from his position as Acting Executive Director, Conservation, and Director of Policy and Science, at World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) International. From 2011 to 2012, he served as the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Global Sustainability, and from 2008 to 2010 as the Director of the Secretary-General’s Climate Change Support Team. In 2007, Mr. Pasztor served as Director of the Environment Management Group in the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Prior to that, he held various senior positions in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) from 1993 to 2006.