Marc Bichler is a lawyer by training and joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Luxembourg in 1990. He has consecutively served as Deputy Director for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Action (1995-2000), as Deputy Permanent Representative of Luxembourg to the United Nations in New York (2000-2005), then as Director for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Action and Ambassador to Burkina Faso, Mali and Senegal with residence in Luxembourg (2005-2012). From November 2012 to April 2014, he was the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) in New York and has been serving since August 2014 as Luxembourg’s Ambassador-at-Large for Climate Change. Mr. Bichler has extensive expertise in sustainable development and in financing for sustainable development, including microfinance and climate finance. In October 2016, Mr. Bichler was appointed as Luxembourg’s Ambassador-at-Large for Human Rights.