David Malone is a Canadian author, diplomat, and expert on international affairs. Currently, he is the United Nations Under-Secretary General, Rector of the United Nations University and has previously served as president of the International Peace Institute and the International Development Reach Centre. He is a former president of the International Peace Institute and former president of the International Development Research Centre. Furthermore, he is a former Canadian Representative to the UN Economic and Social Council and many diplomatic appointments, including Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations. He has also held senior level positions in the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade and the International Peace Academy. David Malone holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from L’École des Hautes Études Commerciales, a Master of Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in International Relations from Oxford University.