Martin Frick joined E3G Berlin in November 2010 as the Programme Leader for Climate Diplomacy. Martin has 14 years of experience as a German diplomat. He served as the German representative for human rights and humanitarian affairs at the United Nations General Assembly from 2005 to 2007. He also represented Germany on the NGO committee of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.
As negotiator for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities he helped shaping a major UN human rights instruments and was also in charge of the UN Security Council’s human rights related resolutions.
In 2007, during the German EU presidency, Martin negotiated on behalf of the European Union key elements of the UN Human Rights Council, including the Universal Periodic Review. He also negotiated resolutions on the Right to Development and on the human rights situation in Darfur.
Prior to his work in New York, Martin served as Consul and as Deputy Ambassador in Albania from 1999-2002. From 2002-2005 he was the Cabinet Affairs Advisor to German Federal Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer.
As Deputy CEO/Director of the Global Humanitarian Forum, a Geneva based foundation set up by former UN-Secretary General Kofi Annan, Martin defined from the early days of this foundation the programme content and strategic orientation of the Forum’s work.
Martin has a PhD in Law from Regensburg University, and a diploma in international relations from SciencePo Strasbourg, France. He is a senior fellow at Demos, New York.