Ms. Margarete Sachs-Israel is the Chief of Section for Inclusive Quality Education, UNESCO Bangkok, Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education since June 2021.
Ms. Sachs-Israel has over 30 years of experience in education and international development. Before joining UNESCO Bangkok, she was the UNICEF Regional Education Advisor for Latin American and the Caribbean. Prior to that, she held the position of Chief Programme Coordinator, UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning; and was the UNESCO focal point for the development of the United Nations Education 2030 Agenda at UNESCO Headquarters.
In her capacity as Chief of Section for Inclusive Quality Education, Ms. Sachs-Israel oversees major work of the Section, which includes the SDG4-Education 2030 regional coordination, education policy, planning and management, quality of education, inclusive education, multi-lingual and mother tongue education, ECCE, as well as health education and well-being. In addition, she serves as the UNESCO co-chair of the newly established UN networking group, “Learning and Education 2030+”, co-led by UNESCO Bangkok and UNICEF EAPRO and ROSA. Margarete Sachs-Israel has two post-graduate degrees in psychology from the University Paris VII and Paris V respectively.