As of the first of November 2014 Christiaan Rebergen is the Director-General for International Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In this capacity, Mr. Rebergen is responsible for the aid portfolio covering bilateral development programmes in 15 countries and programmes with multilaterals, NGOs and private sector in the areas of Food Security, Water, Rule of Law and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. The portfolio also includes gender, climate change and private sector development. Before he became Director-General Mr. Rebergen was the deputy DG for over two years. Previous positions held by Mr. Rebergen are Special Ambassador for the Millennium Development Goals, Ambassador for Public Private Partnerships and Deputy Director of the Sustainable Economic Development Department . Before joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2002, Mr. Rebergen worked for the Ministry of Finance and the Parliament of the Netherlands . Christiaan Rebergen has a master in Development Economics at the Free University in Amsterdam. He is married and has 4 children.