Assistant Secretary General, Human and Social Development
Caribbean Community (CARICOM)
Alison Drayton is Assistant Secretary General, Human and Social Development, of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).
Before joining the CARICOM Secretariat, Ms. Drayton headed UNFPA’s Sub-Regional Office for the Caribbean from 2016-2022. Prior to that she served at UNDP for fifteen years in a series of functions both globally and in the Caribbean region, including as Senior Advisor to the Head of Latin America and Caribbean Bureau.
Ms. Drayton has extensive experience in intergovernmental negotiations on climate change, sustainable development and other key development issues. Before joining UNDP in 2001, she served in the Permanent Mission of Guyana to the UN, chairing the G77 on Climate Change, Bio-diversity and negotiations on UN budgetary issues in 1999. She has also served as a Political Officer in the Commonwealth Secretariat and was Special Advisor to the President of the UN General Assembly in 1993-1994.
Ms. Drayton was in the NYU Masters Programme on Public Administration and holds a BA Honours in History and Politics from the University of London.