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Benedick Gibson

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Speechwriter at the United Nations World Tourism Organization

About Me

Speechwriter to the Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organisation, a specialised agency of the United Nations promoting sustainable tourism development worldwide. Former speechwriter at the International Renewable Energy Agency and economic journalist for Wildcat International's publication The Oil and Gas Year. Graduate of Theatre, Film and TV at Uni of York. Writer, CELTA-qualified TEFL teacher, musician. Drummer in Madrid-based band Not My Circus.

Industries I Write About

Renewables & Environment

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Government Relations

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Hospitality

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International Affairs

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International Trade & Development

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Leisure & Travel

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Music

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Nonprofit Organization Management

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Oil & Energy

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Performing Arts

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Religious Institutions

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My Writing Samples

Remarks at the 2nd Annual World Green Economy Summit

Speech written for the Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The topic is 'Leading the Way for the Green Economy'.

http://www.irena.org/DocumentDownloads/DGSpeech/20150422_Speeches_Dubai_WGES_CAD.pdf

Keynote Address at the International Forum on Energy Transitions, Beijing, China

Speech written for the Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The topic is 'Global developments and challenges for renewable energies'.

http://www.irena.org/DocumentDownloads/DGSpeech/20150212_DGSPEECH_COLLOQUESER.pdf

Experience

Speechwriter and editor to the Secretary-General; report editor

Provide the Secretary-General of UNWTO with strong arguments for tourism’s contribution to sustainable development, security and peace, in the form of speeches, talking points, forewords and articles for reports, and other written output.Improve the clarity and structure of the Secretary-General’s persuasive speeches and arguments for use in political and other fora. Wrote the UNWTO Annual Report 2016, compiling and organising information on the work programmes of all UNWTO divisions.

Company: World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

I worked there from 3/2016 until now

Speechwriter and member of the Office of the Director-General

Provided the Director-General (DG) of IRENA with arguments in favour of renewable energy in the form of speeches, talking points and other written outputCreated and supplied the DG with energy market briefs. Wrote and organised written correspondence to and from the DG to high-level associates. Gathered technical renewable energy data from over 170 countries and analysed its place in a compelling narrative.

Company: International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

I worked there from 1/2015 until 2/2016

Country Editor

Sourced, wrote and organised the editorial content of a series of reports of 180-200 pages on the oil and gas industry and associated sectors. Key tasks included: interviewing key industry stakeholders; conducting market research; writing fact-based opinion pieces derived from interviews and supplemented with factual material; managing a flow of research documents, recordings, transcripts, interviews and other editorial content; and briefing colleague/s in each country on market issues.

Company: The Oil and Gas Year

I worked there from 1/2014 until 1/2015

Sub-editor

Co-ordinated the production of individual reports with teams in the field over a worldwide network of countries, along with contributing to the written content of the reports with company and project profiles as well as articles.

Company: The Oil and Gas Year

I worked there from 6/2013 until 1/2014

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