Special Representative for Human Rights, European UnionIreland
Eamon Gilmore is the European Union Special Representative for Human Rights (since March 2019) and has also served as EU Special Envoy for the Colombian Peace Process since October 2015. Mr. Gilmore was Ireland’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade (2011-2014). He also led Ireland’s Presidency of the EU, was President of the EU’s General Affairs Council and was Chairperson-in-Office of the OSCE. He has written two books, including Inside the Room (2015). Mr. Gilmore has been honored with several awards for his leading role in the promotion of human rights. In 2015, he was named by Foreign Policy magazine as one of the 100 leading Global Thinkers.