Ms. Sonja Bachmann works as Teamleader on Northeast Asia and the Pacific in the UN Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, Asia and the Pacific Division with a focus on peace and security issues on the Korean Peninsula as well as engagement with the Pacific Islands Forum member countries. Ms. Bachmann had assignments with the UN Mission in Afghanistan, the UN Envoy in the Cyprus Negotiations, the Nepal peace process and as a Senior Peace and Development Advisor in the UN Office in Fiji. Prior to joining the United Nations, Ms. Bachmann has worked in the World Bank on community driven development. She also spent a year in Peru advising the Peruvian Government on investment promotion and sustainable tourism. Ms. Bachmann holds a Master of Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, MA and a PhD in political science from the University in Vienna, Austria. She is a national of Austria.