Scott P. Campbell is Senior Human Rights Officer of the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights where he leads their work on technology and human rights in the Silicon Valley area. He has served as Africa Section Chief for UN Human Rights in Geneva, responsible for the work of the UN’s human rights field presences in West and Central Africa. From 2011 to 2014, he was the Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and has spent a total of 11 years living and working in Central Africa.
Prior to joining the United Nations, Mr. Campbell worked with international and local NGOs over two decades, including Human Rights Watch and the International Human Rights Law Group/Global Rights where he was responsible for programs in Latin America, Asia, Africa, and Europe. He served as a US Peace Corps volunteer in the Central African Republic from 1987-1989.
A US and Irish national, Mr. Campbell holds a Master of International Affairs and a Master of Public Health from Columbia University and is fluent in English, French, and Spanish and is conversant in Lingala, Sango, and Kiswahili.