Alan Doss


Alan Doss is the President of the Kofi Annan Foundation.

Alan has worked for the United Nations (UN) on peacekeeping, development and humanitarian assignments around the world.

These assignments included UN peacekeeping appointments as the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General in Liberia and then in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as well as Deputy Special Representative and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sierra Leone and Principal Deputy Representative in Cote d’Ivoire.

Among other posts, he has served as Director of the UN Border Relief Operations in Thailand, which was set up to assist people displaced during the war in Cambodia. He represented the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in a number of African and Asian countries. He was also the Director of the UNDP’s European Office.

From 1997-2000, he served as the Director of the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) in New York, where he coordinated the implementation of Kofi Annan’s reform of UN operational activities. During that period he oversaw the preparation of the Better World for All report, a foundational document for the millennium development goals.

Alan has written numerous articles on development and peacekeeping and frequently speaks at international fora and events and is an Associate Fellow at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP).

Alan can be found on twitter.