Edward Mortimer

Edward Mortimer was an English author and journalist who was also a Senior Vice President at Salzburg Global Seminar and a Distinguished Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. Mortimer spent much of his career as a journalist, at The Times and later The Financial Times, where he specialized on the Middle East and foreign affairs.

In 1998 he joined the United Nations where he served as a chief speechwriter and from 2001 to 2006 as Director of Communications in the Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan. From 2010 to 2015 Mortimer chaired the Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace and Justice.

Mr. Mortimer sadly passed away in June 2021.

Speeches

Human Rights

Towards the 2011 Reform: Can the UN Human Rights Council be fixed with Amb. Martin I. Uhomoibhi, Hillel Neuer, Edward Mortimer, Frank Jordans

A panel including Associated Press reporter at the United Nations in Geneva, Frank Jordans; former Director of Communications in the Executive Office of the United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, Edward Mortimer; and International lawyer, diplomat, and Executive Director of UN Watch, Hillel Neuer, address the 2nd Annual Geneva Summit for