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The CICC Steering Committee appointed Ms. Melinda Reed as the CICC Acting Convenor for the 18th Assembly of State Parties session

On November 26th, the Steering Committee of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) appointed Melinda Reed as the Acting Convenor of the Coalition for the 18th Assembly of States Parties session. Ms. Reed will act as Convenor following the retirement of William R. Pace who led the Coalition from its inception in 1995. She will be working closely with the International Secretariat of the Coalition, including Virginie Amato, CICC ASP Team Coordinator and Regional Coordinator for Europe. The Coalition will initiate a consultation process within its global membership in January 2020 for the appointment of its next Convenor.  

Currently serving as the Executive Director of the Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice, one of the founding organizations of the Coalition, Ms. Reed brings over fifteen years of leadership and experience in humanitarian response and sexual and gender-based violence. Prior to joining Women’s Initiatives, she led a local domestic and sexual violence organisation in the United States. Ms Reed has led emergency response teams in conflict zones and natural disasters and managed programs in Central Asia, the Caucasus and the Middle East, including short term emergency deployments and long term project assignments in Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Lebanon and Iraq.