State Secretary Ulrika Modéer


State Secretary Ulrika Modéer
State Secretary Ulrika Modéer. Photo: Kristian Pohl/Regeringskansliet

Areas of responsibility

  • International development cooperation
  • Sweden's Policy for Global Development
  • International climate policy


Born 1969. Lives in Stockholm. Married, three children.

Educational background

BA, International Relations, University of Gothenburg

Posts and assignments


2011-2014: Team Manager, Environmental and Foreign Policy Team, Green Party Parliamentary Secretariat

2009-2011: Policy Manager, Diakonia

2006-2008: Consultant, development cooperation studies. Assignments in Mozambique/southern Africa (Austral-COWI, DFID, Kooperation Utan Gränser, and others)

2004-2006: International Manager, Diakonia

2001-2003: Head of the Latin America Department, Diakonia

2000-2001: Regional Manager, South America, Diakonia, regional office in Bolivia

1999-2000: Programme Officer, Diakonia, regional office in Bolivia

1998-1999: Specialist UNDP/UNV, Adviser, Municipality of Sololá, Guatemala

1996-1997: Information Officer, Sida (part-time)

1994-1998: Latin America Officer, Caritas Sweden


2013: Election monitoring in Armenia, OSCE

2011-: Assignments in Sida's resource base for election monitors (OSCE/EU)

2013-2014: Board member, Eye on Corruption

2013-2014: Board member, Diakonia

2012-2014: Board member, Swedish Development Forum (FUF)

2010: Board member, Concord Sweden

2010: Reference group member, Uppsala Centre for Sustainable Development (CSD), Uppsala University

2005-2006: Board member, Swedish Foundation for Human Rights

1995-1998: Board member, Forum Syd

1993-1996: Board member and Chair, Forum Syd's development assistance committee

1984-1994: Board member and Chair, Amazonas Association in Härryda