Paul Charlton

Paul Charlton is a Senior Policy Advisor with the Telecommunications and Internet Policy Branch of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED). His focus is on international telecommunications and Internet policy issues. He is also works on issues relating to the UN International Telecommunication Union (ITU), particularly those involving Internet public policy and implementation of WSIS outcomes. In addition, he has worked on Internet-related issues that arise in the context of the G7, G20 and OECD. In January, 2019 he began a three-year term as Government of Canada representative on the IGF MAG.  Prior to joining ISED, Mr. Charlton was a Canadian Foreign Service Officer, with postings at the Canadian Embassies in  Washington (Environment and Fisheries) and Berlin (Political Affairs), and at the Permanent Mission of Canada to the UN in Geneva‎. While in Geneva he covered the ITU, as well as Internet and cybersecurity-related issues arising in other fora such as the UN Human Rights Council. He holds a B.A. (Hons.) degree in Political Science and a Bachelor of Laws degree from Dalhousie University.