Charles Davies ’95 works with the United Nations Secretariat, and is currently posted as a Programme Management Officer with the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in Bangkok, Thailand.
ESCAP is the largest of the UN’s five regional commissions, covering an area from Turkey, Iran and the Caucasus to the Pacific islands. It provides development assistance and helps Asia-Pacific countries to cooperate in areas like trade, transport, statistics and gender policy, focusing on trans-boundary and multi-disciplinary issues. Charles’ work is to support ESCAP project managers with project planning, monitoring and evaluation, and relations with partners and donors like the Governments of China and Japan.
Charles joined the United Nations through the National Competitive Examinations in Legal Affairs (UK quota). His first UN job was with the Office for Outer Space Affairs in Vienna, Austria. Among other responsibilities, he served as Secretary of United Nations working groups on the use of nuclear power sources in outer space, and on the concept of the “launching State”. Charles has also worked briefly with the US Environmental Protection Agency as well as the Center for International Environmental Law, a non-profit in Washington, DC.
After studying at Williams College, Charles obtained a B.A. in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University and a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. In his spare time, Charles is studying music composition, visits the spectacular Thai national parks, and tries to keep up with his family.