CFI Welcomes New UN Advocate: Andreas Kyriacou

February 20, 2019


The Center for Inquiry has held special consultative status with the United Nations since 2005, allowing us to advance our mission on the world stage, form alliances with like-minded international organizations, deliver public addresses to an audience of diplomats and delegations, and sometimes even stir up a little trouble when needed.

Our UN representatives have the responsibility of giving voice to our international mission and our deeply held values, and that responsibility has been held by our president and CEO Robyn Blumner, allied activists such as Raheel Raza, Josephine Macintosh, and Elizabeth O’Casey, and former CFI UN Representative Michael De Dora.

We’re excited to announce that Andreas Kyriacou has been tapped to be the official UN Advocate for the Center for Inquiry. Andreas has deep roots in the European secular and skeptic movements, as president of the Freethinkers Association of Switzerland, founder and coordinator of the Switzerland chapter of Camp Quest, and founder of the Denkfest international science festival.

We’re looking forward to working with Andreas as he brings his passion and expertise to CFI’s international efforts.

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The Center for Inquiry (CFI) is a nonprofit educational, advocacy, and research organization headquartered in Amherst, New York, with executive offices in Washington, D.C. It is also home to the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science, the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, and the Council for Secular Humanism. The Center for Inquiry strives to foster a secular society based on reason, science, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values. Visit CFI on the web at