Henri-Paul Normandin is a Canadian diplomat who served as Ambassador to Haiti and as Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations. He has engaged in diplomacy and international development for nearly 40 years, with pioneering work in democracy, human rights, and governance. He worked for several years in China and has managed a portfolio of programs in Africa, the Americas, and Southeast Asia across a wide range of areas from peacekeeping to the environment. More recently, he spearheaded the advancement of urban diplomacy at the City of Montréal. Normandin is currently a Fellow at the Institut d’études internationales de Montréal and a Visiting Fellow at Perry World House, University of Pennsylvania. He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from McGill University and served as a legal aid lawyer in Québec. He also holds a Master’s degree in political science (international relations) from University of Ottawa.