Chief Policy Officer
Prior to joining Crisis Group, Jonathan Prentice had sixteen years of experience with the United Nations working in political analysis, peacekeeping and human rights. He served at headquarters, in both New York and Geneva, as well as in the field in Cambodia, East Timor (up to independence), Iraq and Indonesia. He has conducted a number of fact-finding missions, including to Afghanistan and Chad/Darfur, and was part of the United Nations emergency support to Haiti in the wake of the January 2010 earthquake. Jonathan Prentice has experience of political negotiations, the establishment and running of complex UN operations, and human rights protection work.
2007-2010: Human Rights Adviser to the United Nations in Indonesia
2002-2007: Political adviser to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva
May-August 2003: Special Assistant to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Iraq, Baghdad
1999-2002: Political officer and chief of office to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Transitional Administrator, East Timor
1997-1999: Political adviser to the Representative of the Secretary-General in Cambodia, Phnom Penh
1994-1997: Political officer in the Department of Political Affairs (Asia Division).
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