About Carlisle Richardson

Carlisle Richardson grew up on the islands of St. Kitts and Nevis in the Caribbean. He earned degrees in Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United Kingdom and worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of St. Kitts and Nevis. He was assigned to the Permanent Mission of St. Kitts and Nevis to the United Nations in 2001.  In 2011, Carlisle joined the United Nations and worked in the Division for Sustainable Development, where he was a key figure in the work on small island developing states issues.  He continues his mission today as an economic affairs officer for the United Nations in New York, where he considers himself a temporary resident and lives with his wife and daughter.