Robert E. Lovelace is Senior Fellow at the Trade Union Sustainable Development Unit, a Canadian-based foundation engaged in international advocacy to advance global health, economic and social justice, and environmental security. He is also a consultant on campaign planning, management and strategic communications for UN agencies, unions and civil society organisations.
His specialises in policy advocacy targeting international entities such the G7 and G20 especially on accountability issues. He has chaired InterAction’s—the largest alliance of U.S.-based international nongovernmental organizations—G8/G20 Accountability Task Force since 2009.
Previously, he was Senior Advisor to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). For more than 20 years he worked for or with the AFL-CIO primarily in international affairs. Since the late 1990s, he has worked internationally to increase workplace-based strategies in the global response to HIV/AIDS.
He is the author of newspaper and magazine articles, practical advocacy and communications manuals for the World AIDS Campaign and the International Labour Organisation and strategy documents for UN agencies such as UNAIDS and the World Health Organisation.
Robert served on the Congressional staffs of Representatives Tom Lantos (D-CA) and Martha Keys (D-KS) and as one of the youngest members of the national staff of Senator Edward Kennedy’s 1980 Presidential election campaign.