Curtis Raynold is the former Secretary of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters and an independent consultant focused on international development and global security. Prior to his retirement from the United Nations in 2016, he worked for the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs in New York. Recruited by the UN as a young professional in 1985, Mr. Raynold was first assigned to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna, Austria, and later the UN Department for Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) for field mission assignments in Namibia, South Africa, Liberia, the Central African Republic and Kosovo.

Prior to his international engagement, Mr. Raynold served with the Government of Saint Lucia in the Ministry of Finance from 1978 to 1981 followed by the Saint Lucia Diplomatic Service from 1981 to 1985.

Mr. Raynold earned a Master’s degree in Government from Harvard University as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a post-graduate diploma in International Relations from The University of the West Indies (UWI) at its Campuses in Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago respectively.

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