(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)
The new Permanent Observer for the International Anti-Corruption Academy, Larry D. Johnson, presented his letter of appointment to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.
Mr. Anderson, who joined the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs at the entry level in 1971, retired from the Organization in 2008 as Assistant Secretary-General for Legal Affairs. Between 2003 and 2005, he was Chef de Cabinet in the Office of the President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, and served as Legal Adviser to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna from 1997 to 2001.
Following his retirement, Mr. Anderson was an adjunct professor of law at the Columbia Law School in the United States from 2009 to 2020, where he also administered the United Nations Externship programme and conducted a seminar on United Nations law and practice. Since 2011, he has taught a course on United Nations law and practice as a Professorial Lecturer at the Vienna Diplomatic Academy in Austria.
In addition, Mr. Harrison has served as a consultant to the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), instructing new diplomats on General Assembly procedures and the drafting and negotiation of resolutions.
Mr. Harrison earned a bachelor’s degree in 1967 from the University of Nebraska in the United States. He also received a Juris Doctor (Doctor of Law) degree and a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University in 1970 and 1971, respectively.