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Mattias Sundholm

Mattias Sundholm

Communications Advisor

United Nations, Office of the Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth

Communications Advisor at United Nations





United Nations, Office of the Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth

Communications Advisor


Editorial Coordinator

United Nations, Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General

Special Adviser, Communications and Advocacy

 Providing advice and support to the UN Under Secretary-General and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict on outreach and advocacy.
 Drafting policy briefs, statements, talking points for the SRSG.
 Supplying advice on advocacy with a special focus on governments, including judicial and military representatives, all parties to armed conflict, and civil society.
 Preparing for and providing support to press briefings, special events, and campaigns.
 Staffing the SRSG on official business travel, both domestic (to the U.S.) and abroad, including to hardship countries/duty stations.
 Coordinating and liaising with relevant UN departments and agencies, including with the UN Secretary-General.
 Overseeing one member of staff (P3).

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Delegation of the European Union to the United States of America

Deputy Spokesperson/Deputy Head, Press and Public Diplomacy

 Directed press and information activities of the European Union (EU) Delegation to the U.S., including being the Acting Head and Acting Spokesperson for the Delegation on a regular basis. Co-manager of 14 staff, five interns, and budget of approximately $ 1 million annually.
 Specific media/policy focus on foreign affairs, development, energy, the environment, trade and economic and financial issues.
 Staffed EU principals, including the President of the European Commission (the EU's executive body), EU Commissioners (Cabinet-level), Members of the European Parliament, the EU Ambassador, and EU Special Representatives, in terms of their media, congressional, and policy-related outreach across the U.S.
 Drafted press releases, op-eds and statements for EU principals.
 Extensive experience as a public speaker, including at Columbia University, UC Berkeley, USC, Georgetown University, George Washington University, think tanks, and trade and business associations.


European Commission, Directorate General for Development

Communications Officer

 Managed web communications for EU Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid, which involved running three websites, including all local websites of the EU's offices in the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries.
 Introduced state-of-the-art social media across all platforms: videos (different definitions), blog, podcasting, and interactive maps.
 Chief Coordinator for internal information and communications of the Department. Manager of two members of staff and a budget of $ 1 million annually.

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College of Europe

Master of Arts (M.A.), European Political and Administrative Studies

Uppsala University

Master of Science (M.Sc.), Political Science and Government