Director, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research - UNIDIR
Dr. Robin Geiss is the Director of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR). He was appointed by Secretary-General António Guterres and assumed the post in April 2021. He brings to the position over 20 years of experience in peace, security and international affairs. Previously, he served as tenured Professor and Director of the Glasgow Centre for International Law and Security at the University of Glasgow. He was also the Swiss Chair of International Humanitarian Law at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and Visiting Professor at the Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po, Paris. Dr. Geiss has served as Legal Adviser and delegate to the UN Human Rights Council for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and he is an ex officio member of the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters.
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