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Richard Morgan - Senior Advisor on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

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Richard Morgan is the Senior Advisor on the Post-2015 Development Agenda at the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), responsible for promoting children’s rights and equity through participating and engaging in the multi-stakeholder processes leading up to 2015 and the expiry of the current Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Richard was appointed to this position on 1 March 2012 by UNICEF’s Executive Director, Anthony Lake. 

Previous to this appointment, Richard was the Director of Policy and Practice at UNICEF Headquarters in New York from (2009-2012), responsible for organizational standards and practice in the areas of gender, children's human rights, child and youth participation and communication for development. Richard also led UNICEF's work on child statistics and advocacy for child-focused social and economic policies.

Earlier, Richard worked in Africa for more than two decades as a development planner, rural development specialist, economic and social sector advisor and humanitarian programme manager. He was a civil servant for several years with the Government of Botswana at central and local government levels, before joining UNICEF.

Richard is a national of the United Kingdom of Britain. He is a graduate of the University of Oxford, UK (BA in Economics, Politics and Philosophy) and obtained his Masters’ Degree in Development Economics at the University of East Anglia.



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