Special Assistant to the Chef de Cabinet
Michael McManus is the Special Assistant to the Chef de Cabinet of the Office of the President of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly. Michael served as Speechwriter for the President of the 70th session.
Prior to joining the Office of the President of the General Assembly, 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.