As CIVIC’s United Nations Advisor, Evan Cinq-Mars leads the organization’s advocacy and policy engagement to enhance the protection of civilians in armed conflict with the UN Secretariat, Permanent Missions to the UN, and other partners and stakeholders. Evan brings more than five years of experience as an advocacy and policy specialist on the protection of civilians and the prevention of mass atrocity crimes to his role at CIVIC. He has conducted research in the Central African Republic, Mali, and South Sudan, primarily focusing on the implementation of protection of civilians mandates by UN peacekeeping operations. Prior to joining CIVIC, Evan worked with the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, the Centre for International Governance Innovation, and the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect. He holds an MA in Global Governance, specializing in Conflict and Security, from the Balsillie School of International Affairs at the University of Waterloo, and a Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management degree from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. Evan is originally from Markham, Ontario.