Board of Advisers


Ambassador A.L.A. Azeez, Multilateral Diplomacy Advisor

Ambassador Azeez chaired in 2014 the Group of 77 (G-77) in Vienna in its 50th anniversary, followed by his election as the President of the General Conference of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). He also took on leadership roles within the UNIDO and the CTBTO and chaired as well the Multilateral Diplomatic Committee in Vienna. In 2017, he contributed to the renegotiation of Sri Lanka’s access to the EU GSP + benefit after the country had lost it in 2010. Read more


Ambassador Anwrul K. Chowdhury

Former UN Under-Secretary-General and High Representative Contact


Thalif Deen, Advisor on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Arms Control Issues

Veteran journalist Thalif Deen has been appointed IDN-InDepthNews Advisor on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Arms Control Issues & Senior Writer at the United Nations. IDN is the flagship of the Non-profit global media agency International Press Syndicate. He has been covering the United Nations since the late 1970s. Beginning with the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, he has covered virtually every major UN conference: on population, human rights, the environment, sustainable development, food security, humanitarian aid, arms control and nuclear disarmament. Read more


Dr Patrick I Gomes, Advisor for the African, Caribbean and Pacific States

Dr Patrick I Gomes was Secretary-General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States for five years until February 29, 2020. The 79-nation inter-regional body officially became the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) on April 5, 2020. Dr Gomes was previously Ambassador of the Republic of Guyana, to the EU in Brussels. He was also accredited to the Government of Italy, the FAO and WTO during the years 2005 until 2015 when he joined the ACP as Secretary-General. Read more


Dr Inge Kaul

Adjunct professor at the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, Germany, adviser to various governmental, multilateral and non-profit organizations and former director of UNDP’s Office of Development Studies Contact


Dr Roberto Savio

Publisher of Other News and founder of IPS-Inter Press Service News Agency, Former Communications Adviser to UN Secretary-General Javier Felipe Ricardo Pérez de Cuéllar and Boutros Boutros-Ghali. Contact


Prof Dr Mirjam van Reisen

Professor, International Social Responsibility, Tilburg University, Director Europe External Policy Advisors (EEPA) Contact









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