Tim Caughley

Tim Caughley, Acronym Institute board member

From February 2002 to March 2006, Tim was New Zealand’s Ambassador for Disarmament and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva. After completing his Geneva posting, Tim joined the United Nations as the Deputy Secretary-General of the Conference on Disarmament and the Director of the UN Office of Disarmament Affairs in Geneva overseeing all Geneva-based disarmament issues (from April 2006 to February 2009). Prior to 2002, Tim’s assignments in the New Zealand Foreign Service included appointments as International Legal Adviser (1997-2001) and High Commissioner to the Cook Islands (1991-1994). He is currently Resident Senior Fellow at the UN Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) and is additionally self-employed as a consultant specialising in disarmament and humanitarian affairs. He joined the Acronym Institute Board in 2009.