Interim Executive Director
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Language: English, Swedish
Since 1 February 2023, Daniel Högsta has been ICAN’s interim Executive Director, following the departure of Beatrice Fihn, until a new Executive Director is recruited. ICAN is the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize-winning campaign coalition that works to prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons.
Previously, Daniel was the Campaign Coordinator of ICAN, responsible for the ICAN Cities Appeal, the ICAN Parliamentary Pledge, as well as supporting the campaign activities and political engagement of ICAN’s partner organisations. In the period which culminated in the negotiations of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), Daniel coordinated advocacy efforts for ICAN and was responsible for generating awareness, understanding and support among governments for the “Humanitarian Initiative” and for the concept of a new treaty to ban nuclear weapons. During the negotiation of the TPNW in New York in 2017, he helped to lead ICAN’s lobbying team to ensure the Treaty reflected ICAN’s core principles. Since 2018, Daniel’s work focused on supporting the work of ICAN partners to garner political support for the Treaty in “nuclear umbrella” state contexts, as well as on broadening the community of stakeholders that champion the TPNW.
He has degrees in Political Science and Law from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and the University of Edinburgh respectively.
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