Kofi Annan: A Stellar Legacy Against All Odds


Author Biography

  • Curtis Raynold, International Affairs Consultant

    Curtis J. Raynold is an international affairs consultant focused on international development and security issues. Prior to his retirement from the United Nations in 2016, he was the Secretary of the UN Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters. During his service at the UN from 1985 to 2016, Mr. Raynold first worked at the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna, Austria.  He later moved to New York, in 2004, to serve as a political affairs officer in the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA). He also distinguished himself as a civilian peacekeeper in the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) by establishing, in Kosovo, the first post-war multi-ethnic municipal assembly thus facilitating the UN’s mandate to ensure progressively substantial autonomy for the province. Mr. Raynold holds a Master's degree in Government from Harvard University, a Post-Graduate Diploma in International Relations, and a BA in Economics and Law, both from The University of the West Indies (UWI). Email: curtis.raynold@alumni.uwi.edu