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Edmund Settle

Policy Advisor United Nations Development Programme, Bangkok

Edmund Settle is the regional policy advisor on HIV, human rights, law and sexual diversity for UNDP in Bangkok since 2009. He currently oversees the regional Being LGBTI in Asia programme and the regional work on HIV, human rights and the law. He was responsible for developing two multi-country Global Fund programmes on addressing HIV and human rights among men who have sex with men and transgender populations in 11 countries. Before moving to Bangkok, he was with UNDP China, where he worked with the Ministry of Health and civil society groups to develop and implement a specific national strategy to reduce HIV among men who have sex with men. In the Philippines, he worked with UNDP, government departments and community groups to develop a three year, multi-sector HIV, governance and human rights programme addressing HIV among sexual and gender minorities. Edmund has published numerous commentaries on HIV, human rights and human security in high profile publications including The Lancet, New York Times, South China Morning Post, The Journal of the International AIDS Society, China Daily and Oxford Review. In 2005, he published a glossary of HIV related terms and phrases in Chinese and English. He received his Master's degree in international policy studies on human security and development from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in California, USA. He is a Fellow of Session 570, Salzburg Global LGBT Forum: The Many Faces of LGBT Inclusion.

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