Cyril Ritchie

Cyril Ritchie

First Vice-President

Dr. Cyril Ritchie has participated in a large number of United Nations World Conferences and Summits, including Food (Rome), HABITAT (Vancouver and Istanbul), Environment and Development (Rio), Women (Nairobi), Nutrition (Rome), Social Development

(Copenhagen), Sustainable Development (Johannesburg and Rio), World Summit on the Information Society (Geneva).

Dr. Ritchie has been engaged in NGO and civil society liaison and advocacy mechanisms with many United Nations agencies and entities, inter alia ECOSOC, ESCAP, HLPF, UNDP, UNDPI UNEP, UNESCO, UNHCHR, UNHCR, WSIS Forum. He participates regularly in numerous annual or recurring UN Commissions and Sessions.

Dr. Ritchie has been, for six years, a Visiting Professor at Kyung Hee University, Seoul.

He is a member, inter alia, of the Academic Council on the UN System, CIVICUS, the International Baby Food Action Network, the Nigtingale Initiative on Global Health.

He is based in Geneva, and has visited 90 countries.