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Moderator: Shelley Inglis

Regional Cluster Leader for Governance and Peacebuilding, United Nations Development Programm (UNDP) – Regional Hub for Europe and the CIS, Istanbul


Shelley InglisShelley Inglis is the United Nations Development Programme Regional Cluster Leader of Governance and Peacebuilding for Europe and CIS, and previously Policy Advisor and Team Leader of the Rule of Law, Access to Justice, Security and Legal Empowerment of the Poor Team in the Democratic Governance Group. Prior to UNDP, she was in the Rule of Law Unit in the Office of the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, working on system-wide policy coordination and coherence in the field of rule of law. She worked previously on security governance, human rights and rule of law for the Department of Peacekeeping Operations, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, and the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM). Her experience includes providing guidance and support to UN field presences in conflict-affected and post conflict environments including, among others, Afghanistan, Cambodia, Cote d’Ivoire, Georgia, Haiti, Liberia, Sudan, and Timor-Leste. She has also drafted numerous reports of the Secretary-General and policy and guidance materials for the Organization, and conducted a wide range of workshops and training in her area of expertise. Prior to joining the United Nations, Shelley worked extensively on the Balkans, CIS and Turkey, in particular with Save the Children US (1994-1995), and Amnesty International Secretariat and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) (1999-2002) in Kosovo (UNSC 1244). She has also practiced public interest law, family law and criminal law in the United States. She is member of the New York Bar and term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. A graduate of Columbia School of Law (JD) and Cornell University (BA), she serves as an adjunct professor in political science and human rights at Barnard College of Columbia University.