Shelley Inglis is the Regional Cluster Leader for Governance and Peacebuilding in UNDP’s Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, based in Istanbul.

Ms. Inglis was recently the Policy Advisor on Rule of Law, Access to Justice and Legal Empowerment of UNDP’s Democratic Governance Group. Over the last 20 years, Ms. Inglis’ professional experience has spanned across global policy, Africa, Asia and the Pacific and Europe and the CIS in the fields of human rights, constitutional, legal and judicial reform, humanitarian, peacekeeping and gender equality with several UN agencies, international organizations and Non-Governmental Organizations.

Ms. Inglis joined UNDP Headquarters in February 2011, after having served with the United Nations Rule of Law Unit in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General (2008-2011). She held previous positions with the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (2004-2006/2008), the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (2007), and UNIFEM (2003-2004).

Prior to joining the United Nations in 2003, Ms. Inglis assumed progressively responsible positions in Kosovo with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and Amnesty International, International Secretariat UK (1999-2002) and Save the Children US and War Child in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina (1994-1995) She has also served as an attorney representing child clients in Bronx family and criminal courts.

A national of the United States, Ms. Inglis holds a Law degree, graduating as a Kent Scholar from Columbia University School of Law and is a member in good standing of the New York State Bar. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University, New York. She also teaches as an adjunct professor in human rights and political science in Barnard College at Columbia University.