United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
April Tash is an international lawyer, specialist in comparative public policy and law in the staff of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) with a doctorate in law from Columbia University, of New York, USA.
She is currently the focal point for the Programme on the Recommendation on Science and Scientific Researchers (2017), working in coordination with the UNESCO legal office and the Committee on Conventions and Recommendations for oversight of implementation and developing capacity building programming and on the Editorial Board of the UNESCO Science Report. From 2012 to 2017 she coordinated in-country work for bioethics/ethics of science capacity building, forming national advisory committees in eight countries in Africa, and coordinating the global roll-out for this programme; as well as leading the multilateral negotiations that resulted in the RSSR and a Declaration of Ethical Principles in relation to Climate Change.
Previously an OECD staff member as well as a negotiator in the private sector for business and individual clients, April is known as a compelling negotiator. Her next publication is a lead essay in the UNESCO Science Report on the RSSR (forthcoming, 2021).