Presence at the United Nations

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The Anglican Communion Representative to the United Nations works in Geneva and New York to bring Anglican voices to the global stage. The role is vital in building strong relationships so that work at the grass roots is more effective.


The aim is to bring Anglican expertise and perspectives from across the Communion to meetings at various levels at the United Nations.

One aspect of the team’s work is promoting a better understanding of the workings of UN within the Communion – and a better understanding of the complexities of the Anglican Communion at the UN. The vision is to work with UN agencies, partner agencies such as Anglican Mission agencies and other faith-based organisation to reach the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.


Priorities for Anglican Communion team at the UN:

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United Nations Human Rights Council

The Anglican Communion Representative at the UN

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Jack Palmer-White oversees the Communion’s work at the UN, dividing his time between New York, Geneva and the Anglican Communion office in London. He was appointed in late 2017. Jack previously served for five years as Parliamentary Assistant and then Social and Public Affairs Adviser at Lambeth Palace in London.


Jack’s vision is to provide a range of support for Anglicans seeking to engage with the UN. This includes:

  • Providing training, briefing and support to engage on priority issues
  • Helping to connect interested parties with the UN institutions in their own countries and help them to build effective relationships
  • Connect Anglicans with others who are working on similar issues around the world
  • Offer advice on key events and dates in the UN calendar related to various areas of interest.


Contact information

Jack Palmer-White: phone: +44 (0)20 7313 39838 email: twitter: @AnglicanUN

New York office: phone: +1 212 716 6262 email: