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Mark Malloch Brown

United Nations Deputy Secretary-General

Mark Malloch Brown is the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Previously, he served as the Administrator of the United Nations Development Program — the UN’s global development network.

While serving for the UNDP, Mr. Malloch Brown was also the Chair of the United Nations Development Group, a committee consisting of the heads of all UN funds, programs and departments working on development issues.

Prior to his appointment at the UN, Mark Malloch Brown served at the World Bank as Vice President for External Affairs and Vice President for United Nations Affairs from 1996 to 1999. He joined the World Bank as Director of External Affairs in 1994.

Mr. Malloch Brown founded the Economist Development Report, a monthly report on the aid community and the political economy for development. He served as the report’s editor from 1983 to 1986. From 1977 to 1979, he had been the political correspondent of The Economist.

From 1979 to 1983, he worked for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

In 1981, UNHCR and its staff were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Mr. Malloch Brown also served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Refugees International in Washington, D.C.

He has written and broadcast extensively on development, refugees and international financial and political matters.

A British citizen, Mr. Malloch Brown received a First Class Honours Degree in History from Magdalene College, Cambridge University and a Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan. He is married with four children.

Articles by Mark Malloch Brown