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Rob Lovelace
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 G8 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.

Entries by Rob Lovelace

Size Matters: Finding Sustainable Solutions in Smaller Places

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2014 | 2:00 PM

The lessons being learned in a small borough nestled in Pennsylvania's Cumberland Valley are of global importance and hold the promise of yielding results far beyond the campus of Carlisle, Pennsylvania's Dickinson College.

The college is proving that with the right mix of foresight and commitment a...

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Mutual Accountability Needed to End AIDS

(0) Comments | Posted September 18, 2013 | 9:08 AM

Co-authored with Gemma Oberth, Senior Researcher, AIDS Accountability International, Cape Town, South Africa

African leadership on AIDS is on the rise while, with some exceptions, political and financial commitment in the wealthiest nations has been stalled since the end of the last decade. In 2011, low and middle income country...

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Accountability Is Key To Keeping G8 Promises

(0) Comments | Posted May 16, 2012 | 9:11 AM

This piece is part of a series of blogs by leading NGOs to call attention to a range of issues that should be raised at the G8 summit at Camp David in rural Maryland from May 18-19.

You may not know anything about the G8, but if you've been moved...

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