25 years of work experience at the UN
5 years of academic and private-sector consulting experience.
Long-term research on global environmental matters; transnational corporations; investment and trade in zones of conflict; and equity and accountability in institutions of global governance.
Regular advisor to the G77 and to international NGOs.
Former Chief, New York Office, U.N. Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Former Head, Environment Unit, U.N. Centre on Transnational Corporations (UNCTC)
In early April 2020 the Foundation for Global Governance and Sustainability (FOGGS) in Brussels convened a group of experts to start an international conversation on the UN system’s performance in response to the COVID-19 global emergency and the steps that could be taken to strengthen the system in the future. Participants spanned 11 time zones and included former international civil servants, academics and practitioners. The conference call was held under Chatham House rules. Harris Gleckman co-authored the first discussion paper, which reflects the main points raised in the brainstorming session, enriched with subsequent contributions. It is part of a series of consultations and discussion papers to support governments, the UN system, civil society, academics, and others concerned with the future of multilateralism. In May, Harris co-authored the Action Plan.