Mr. Giles Duley Appointed as the First United Nations Global Advocate for Persons With Disabilities in Conflict and Peacebuilding Situations


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(United Nations Ukraine) Mr. Giles Duley is a documentary photographer, writer, storyteller and the CEO of the Legacy of War Foundation.

In 2011, while working in Afghanistan, Mr. Duley was severely injured by an improvised explosive device and was left a triple-amputee. He underwent dozens of operations and returned to Afghanistan to continue his work as a photographer the next year. His work focuses on the long-term humanitarian impact of conflict and seeks to drive change for people with disabilities through sustainable, localised projects, including in Ukraine where the Foundation has delivered specialised aid including wheelchairs, medical equipment and ambulances. 

The United Nations appointed Mr. Giles Duley on 3 December, the International Day for Persons with Disabilities, as the first United Nations Global Advocate for persons with disabilities in conflict and peacebuilding situations.

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Published: Monday, December 5, 2022

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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