Thomas Ritzer

Political Affairs Officer - UN DPPA
About Thomas Ritzer

Thomas is a Political Affairs Officer in the Policy Planning Unit of the UN Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA). He works on strengthening the UN capacity to address climate-related security risks through the development of a UN system-wide framework for climate risk assessments, an evidence base for climate risk prevention and management strategies, and more effective global advocacy. Thomas works closely with other stakeholders across and beyond the UN system. Prior to his current role, Thomas worked in the UN Departments of Peacekeeping Operations and Political Affairs on cross-cutting policy issues such as the protection of civilians in armed conflict and transnational organized crime.