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Responding to human security threats in East Asia and the Pacific

74 Leichhardt Street, Griffith ACT, Gary Lewis
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM 17 August 2010

Gary Lewis Gary Lewis
Regional Representative, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Regional Centre for East Asia and the Pacific

Presentation overview

Mr Lewis will discuss UNODC’s perspectives on responding to human security threats in East Asia and the Pacific. The presentation will draw on the UNODC World Drug Report and the Transnational Organised Crime Threat Assessment.

The presenter

Mr. Lewis, a national of Barbados, has served with the United Nations for 23 years in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Caribbean. In July 2008, he was appointed as UNODC Representative for East Asia and the Pacific at the organization’s Regional Centre based in Bangkok. Mr. Lewis started his career with the United Nations as a National Officer with the UN Development Programme Regional Office in the Eastern Caribbean in 1987. He then moved on to join the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Vienna (1993-1995). Thereafter, he has served as Assistant Representative in Pakistan, covering also Iran (1995-1997); then Deputy Representative in Afghanistan (1997-1999); then Deputy Representative in Southern Africa (based in Pretoria from 1999-2003). Immediately prior to his posting to the UNODC Regional Centre, Mr. Lewis served as Representative in the UNODC Regional Office for South Asia, based in New Delhi and covering Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka.