Melike Yetken

Melike Yetken
  • Section Chief, Business and Human Rights
    US Department of State

BSc (Hons), Public Affairs, Indiana Univ. Former: lead negotiator, UN General Assembly, NY and UN Human Rights Council, Geneva, for contentious negotiations on human rights in N. Korea, Burma, Iran, Somalia, Sudan. Consultations with African Union in Gambia, Ghana, Ethiopia, S. Africa, Swaziland, Sudan. 2005, Special Assistant to US Ambassador in Ethiopia. May 2007, first official US Gov't rep. to participate in African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR), Ghana. May 2008, represented US at ACHPR session, Swaziland. Coordinated logistics for US President in advance of trips several times. 2004, Foreign Affairs Officer, US Dept of State; Section Chief, Business and Human Rights, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Office of Multilateral and Global Affairs. Manages PPPs and multistakeholder initiatives with other governments, multilateral institutions, Fortune 500 companies, NGOs. Currently Senior Adviser on Corp. Responsibility, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs; US National Contact Point for OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, US Department of State.