Alan Kikuchi-White is the Geneva Representative of SOS Children's Villages International. Since opening the SOS office in Geneva in January 2008 the bulk of the work has related to the drafting and recognition of the UN Guidelines for Alternative Care of Children. In this role Alan also works to promote and support the engagement of SOS national associations in the international monitoring mechanisms, notably the UNCRC and the UPR of the Human Rights Council. Prior to this position he worked with children and young people in social work and educational settings. Alan comes from Glasgow, in Scotland, and holds degrees in Psychology (BSc) and in Human Rights (Masters).