Edward Rees

Edward Rees is senior adviser to Peace Dividend Trust. He previously worked with the Peacekeeping Best Practises Section (PBPS) of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) at the UN Headquarters in New York and as Political Officer to the UN Secretary General's Special Envoy in Timor-Leste. More

Edward Rees is senior adviser to Peace Dividend Trust. He previously worked with the Peacekeeping Best Practises Section (PBPS) of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) at the UN Headquarters in New York, acted as Political Officer to the UN Secretary General's Special Envoy in Timor-Leste in 2006, and later participated in the Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Commission of Inquiry for Timor-Leste.

Rees also served as a consultant to the International Crisis Group, the Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces, King's College London, Amnesty International, and the U.S. State Department. A dual British-Canadian citizen, he studied at McGill University and King's College, University of London. He blogs at http://buildingmarkets.org/blogs/blog/author/erees/

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