Charles Radcliffe

Chief of the Global Issues Section, United Nations Human Rights Office (OHCHR)

Charles Radcliffe is Chief of the Global Issues Section at the United Nations Human Rights Office (OHCHR) in New York, responsible for coordinating work on thematic human rights issues.

He also serves as the senior UN human rights adviser on sexual orientation and gender identity, supporting UN efforts to raise awareness of and address violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people around the world.

Prior to joining the United Nations in 2006, Charles helped to establish and develop the International Crisis Group—a non-governmental organization committed to preventing and resolving deadly conflict. Recruited at Crisis Group’s inception in 1995, he remained with the organization for eleven years, including seven years as the organization’s vice-president.

He previously worked as a political adviser and speechwriter for several British and Australian politicians.

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