Sean C. Lees

Business and Human Rights Specialist

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Sean Lees is the Business and Human Rights Specialist at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Bangkok Regional Hub, having served in this role since 2017. He is also the Global Business Initiative on Human Rights, Strategic Regional Partner for Southeast Asia. After obtaining a law degree at Boston College Law School, Lees served as an attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (1999-2004), and then with the International Rescue Committee in Thailand and Sudan (2005-2007). Lees joined UNDP in 2007 and worked on human rights and rule of law initiatives in Afghanistan, Fiji, Iraq, and Sudan. Lees has also engaged in policy development at the Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General in New York City. Lees is an alumnus of UC Berkeley (1994).

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