Speaker Profile

Mr. Alistair Boulton

Mr. Alistair Boulton

Assistant Regional Representative for Protection of The UNHRC

As an Assistant Regional Representative (Protection), UNHCR RO Bangkok, he supervisees regional refugee determination, durable solutions, registration, mixed migration, general protection and statelessness staff in furtherance of regional objectives. Devise, revise and implement policy. Represent organization on protection matters and as delegated by Regional Representative.

Prior to being posted to Bangkok in November 2014, he served at duty stations in Africa and the Middle East.

He also served as a senior legal advisor in the Africa Bureau and as the Special Assistant to the High Commissioner at UNHCR’s headquarters in Geneva. On secondment to the Executive Office of the Secretary-General in New York between October 2014 and October 2015, he coordinated the unit responsible for rolling out the Human Rights up Front initiative.


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