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George Somerwill Former Director of Communications and Public Information,
United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations

Areas of Expertise

Civil Wars and Intrastate Conflict, Humanitarian Affairs, Humanitarian Response, Journalism, Media and Communication, Peacekeeping, Post-conflict reconstruction and development, United Nations

Background
Post-conflict Reconstruction, Communications, Journalism
UN service 1996-2011 mostly in UNDPKO-led missions in Angola, Iraq (OHCI), Pakistan, Eritrea-Ethiopia, Sudan and Liberia.
CARE Canada (90-96): Zimbabwe, Kenya, Angola.
CBC:1976-1989 BBC World Service: 1973-76

Recent ACUNS Activity
Presented at ACUNS “Staying in the Game: The UN & Humanitarian Trends” Public Lecture at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Waterloo, Canada.