Angela Kane is a well-known expert in political relations and negotiations, operating in a complex multilateral environment.
She holds a number of professional positions, including Senior Fellow at the Vienna Centre for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, Vice President of the International Institute for Peace, and Visiting Professor and Member of the Strategic Committee of the Paris School for International Affairs SciencesPo. In addition to board memberships in several NGOs in Europe, the United States and Asia, she is a Member of the United Nations University Council; participates in the work of the High-Level Group on Artificial Intelligence of the European AI Alliance, and serves as Co-Chair of the Global Future Council on the Korean Peninsula of the World Economic Forum.
Until 2015, Ms. Kane had a long and distinguished career at the United Nations; her functions included High Representative for Disarmament Affairs (2012–2015), Under-Secretary-General for Management (2008–2012), Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs (2005–2008) and Assistant Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management. She served as Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE), and had postings in the Democratic Republic in the Congo, Indonesia, and Thailand.
Before joining the UN Secretariat, she worked for the World Bank. Ms Kane studied at the University of München and holds degrees from Bryn Mawr College and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. She received an honorary doctorate from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (Monterey, California).