November 18, 2010
Jihyun Lee is the Environmental Affairs Officer for marine and coastal biodiversity and the ecosystem approach within the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity. As such, she covers various issues related to the implementation of Jakarta Mandate, such as integrated marine and coastal management, marine protected areas, conservation of deep sea biodiversity, marine invasive alien species, etc. She serves as a coordinator for the UN-Oceans Task Force on Marine Protected Areas and Other Area-Based Management Tools as well as the Working Group on Marine Biodiversity and Networks of Marine Protected Areas of the Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts and Islands.
Before Ms. Lee joined the CBD Secretariat in March 2007, she worked for GEF/UNDP/IMO Regional Programme on Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA) from 2000 to 2007 as a Senior Programme Officer in charge of integrated coastal management. Prior to joining the UN, she has also worked for the Government of the Republic of Korea at the Korea Maritime Institute and Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute providing policy and technical support in the enactment of national legislation on integrated coastal management (ICM) and the development of a national ICM plan as well as various other policy matters of marine environment and resources management and ocean governance.