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Charles Radcliffe serves as Chief of Equality & Non-Discrimination at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in New York. He also leads the UN’s work on the protection of the rights of lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex people and directs UN Free & Equal – a global UN multimedia campaign against homophobia and transphobia that has reached an estimated two billion people. Prior to joining the United Nations in 2006, Charles was a founding staff member and for seven years vice-president of the International Crisis Group. He began his career as a researcher at the British House of Commons and later as a speechwriter and policy adviser to several British and Australian politicians. He holds a First Class Honours Degree in Law from King’s College London in the United Kingdom and a Masters Degree in International Relations from Sydney University, Australia, and is a dual British-Australian.