John Ericson is Chief of the Outreach Unit in the Office of Human Resources Management of the United Nations in New York. He joined the UN in Vienna in 1982 and has worked in social affairs, training, administration, recruitment and staffing. He has spent five years at the Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa as a Social Affairs Officer. He has served in peacekeeping operations in the former Yugoslavia and Cambodia, and has also worked in Bangkok and Nairobi. During this period, he was involved in the evacuation of UN staff from Ethiopia in 1991 and ran a polling station during the 1993 elections in Cambodia.
Funding sources: Grant Allocation Committee; Public Administration Division