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George E. Williams brings to the Integrity Commission more than fifty (50) years of public service at the local, regional and international levels. Following a brief period (1962 -1963) as an assistant lecturer in a London Polytechnic he joined the economics staff of the Commonwealth Secretariat and worked on a range of Commonwealth economic issues. Later he became the first Executive Secretary of the Regional Development Agency of the then West Indies (Associated States) and Barbados which had been established in 1968 under the sponsorship of the United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada and the World Bank to promote economic development and co-operation in the sub-region as part of the efforts to bring the Windwards and Leewards to self-government, following the collapse of the West Indies Federation. He played a lead role in the establishment of the East Caribbean Common Market, now part of the OECS, and was its first Executive Secretary. In that capacity he participated in much of the technical work and inter-governmental consultations and negotiations leading to the establishment of the various regional organisations and institutions that are now features of the regional integration process in the Caribbean.

He joined the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in 1979, serving first as an economic adviser in West Africa (Sierra Leon, Liberia, and Guinea) where he promoted economic corporation among these countries and between them and other African countries. In 1982 he joined the UNCTAD staff at the headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, first as a senior trade analyst and, two years later, as an Inter-regional Adviser on trade expansion and economic corporation among developing countries, including advice and assistance to these countries in their negotiations with developed countries, especially in the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

He retired from the United Nations in 1995 and a year later was appointed Dominica's High Commissioner in London and Non-Resident Ambassador to a number of European countries; Permanent Representative to UNESCO in Paris and Permanent delegate to WTO in Geneva. He retired from public office in 2002.

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