Michael McManus is Speechwriter for the President of the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly. He leads on the drafting of all major speeches working closely with the President and Chef de Cabinet, his colleagues who lead the relevant thematic areas and the rest of the Communications team.
Prior to joining the OPGA, Michael worked for the Irish Mission to the United Nations in New York and was heavily involved in the negotiations which led to the agreement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
He has also worked on human rights and development cooperation policy with Irish Aid, on organisational development with a local civil society organisation in Bangladesh as well as on children’s rights with the Council of Europe.
He speaks English, Irish, French and German.