Senior Adviser and Supporting Speechwriter | Migration, Human Trafficking and Morning Dialogues
Kurt Davis serves as Senior Adviser and Supporting Speechwriter in the Office of the President of the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly. Kurt coordinates the team’s work on migration, and is the focal point for the President’s Morning Dialogues series. He will also work on human trafficking, health and human rights, and be the liaison to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).
Kurt is a Jamaican career Foreign Service Officer since 2003. As Counsellor in the Permanent Mission of Jamaica to the UN from 2013 to 2017, his portfolio has covered social issues such as women and children, human rights, social development, racism, health, human trafficking and international drug control policy. He was elected Vice-Chair of the Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee (Third Committee) during the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly.
Previously, he has undertaken assignments in a wide range of subject areas and served in the pioneering team which established Jamaica’s first High Commission in Pretoria, South Africa.
Kurt holds a B.S. in International Relations from the University of the West Indies, in Jamaica, a M.A. in Diplomacy from Keele University in the United Kingdom, and a LLM in Public International Law from the University of London, in the United Kingdom.
He is a husband of 14 years to his wife Suzanne, with whom he shares the joy of raising a 6 year old son.