Missouri State University

William Davis

William Davis

Will Davis is director of the United Nations Information Center in Washington, D.C. As the UN’s senior representative in Washington, Davis serves as spokesman and works with officials in the Executive Branch, Congress, the media, civil society and the business community to further the relationship between the UN and its largest contributing member state.

Before joining the UN, Davis was the director for global and functional affairs in the State Department’s Bureau of Legislative Affairs. Davis oversaw the department’s interaction with Congress on global priorities, such as international organizations, human rights, refugees, counter-narcotics and international environmental affairs.

Prior experience includes the post of deputy head of the Public Affairs Division for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), an international organization based in Paris, France. He also served in the State Department’s Bureau of Legislative Affairs and on the White House’s National Security Council. There he worked closely with the president’s national security advisor and other senior White House officials, coordinating legislative strategy on major foreign policy matters, such as funding for international affairs programs, trade and sanctions issues, peacekeeping and counter-narcotics activities.

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