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Antiguan and Barbudan, Carlon Knight, has been selected to join the prestigious Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) Fellowship in New York.
This fellowship will provide the young diplomat with the opportunity to be a part of environmental diplomacy negotiations.
The programme spans from 4th March to 31st December and offers a world-class training programme in addition to real-world experience at the United Nations (UN).
Knight has an impressive background in public policy, economics, and international diplomacy.
He began his career in foreign service in 2014 and has held various positions
Knight has completed his undergraduate studies in Political Science and Economics from the University of the West Indies.
He also has a Master’s in International Public Management and Policy from Erasmus University, in addition to a certificate in Public Policy Economics from the University of Oxford.
Knight expressed his gratitude for being selected as one of the ten fellows from around the world.
He also acknowledged the highly competitive selection process and thanked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Antigua and Barbuda’s Mission to the UN for nominating him.
Knight has contributed numerous columns to various newspapers and has appeared as a socio-economic and political analyst on radio and television programmes, where he discussed domestic, regional, and international affairs. He was selected by the Global Diplomatic Forum to attend a Young Diplomats Leadership Forum in September 2023.
Additionally, he has completed several training modules in diplomacy with the same organization.
Knight joins fellow Antiguan and AOSIS Fellow, Zachary Phillips, who was selected in 2022.