Geoffrey Hamilton

Chief, Cooperation and Partnerships Section, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

Geoffrey Hamilton is currently Chief of the Cooperation and Partnerships Section of the Economic Cooperation and Integration Division in the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) in Geneva.

The UNECE is an intergovernmental body of 56 member states with a focus on developing economic standards for pan-European integration and support for the transition economies. His current responsibility is promoting public-private partnerships for infrastructure development where he leads a programme on building the capacity of governments to undertake successful projects.  His other interests include Good governance, FDI, the economic aspects to peace building and security, property rights for the poor and the protection of intellectual property for innovation. Before joining the UNECE he has worked in UNCTAD, ILO, the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Institute for Research on Multinational Enterprises in Paris. He holds a PhD and a Masters from the University of Glasgow, Scotland.