United NationsDepartment of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development

Ms. Almuth Hartwig-Tiedt

Almuth Hartwig-Tiedt was born on 4 October 1959 in Malchin, Mecklenburg. She is
married and has two grown-up children.
After completing her Abitur exam in Malachin and a traineeship at the daily newspaper
"Junge Welt", she studied journalism at the Marl Marx University in Leipzig. She completed
her degree in journalism in 1983 and subsequently worked as an editor at "Junge Welt".
From 1994 to 1996 she worked as an editor at the daily newspaper "Neues Deutschland".
From 1996 to 2001 she worked as a research assistant for the PDS party in the Berlin House
of Representatives and for the PDS executive board in Berlin.
Between 2002 and 2006, Almuth Hartwig-Tiedt was a city councillor with responsibility for
Culture, Economics and the Public Order Office at the Pankow District Office in Berlin. Until
being accepted as state secretary, she became a district councillor with responsibility for
Culture, Economics and Urban Development and deputy mayor of the district after the 2006
election. She was named as State Secretary for Economics, Technology and Women in the
Berlin senate administration in 2006. At the end of the legislature period in 2011 she became
a freelancer.
Since 1 November 2012 Almuth Hartwig-Tiedt has been the State Secretary in the Ministry
for Environment, Health and Consumer Protection.