Luc Stevens


Luc Stevens has over 35 years of experience in humanitarian aid and international development. He started his international career in 1985 as a volunteer development worker in Djibouti. Thereafter he joined the United Nations where he was mainly involved in humanitarian programmes, emergency management and inspections/investigations with the UN Refugee Agency. Luc started his career with UNHCR as a Junior Professional Officer in Sudan. He also served in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Tanzania, Ghana and held various positions at UNHCR headquarters in Geneva.

From 2006 to 2017 Luc was assigned as UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Jordan and Thailand. In this capacity he also served as Humanitarian Coordinator, Designated Official for Safety and Security; and UNFPA Representative.

Luc Stevens is an advocate for a human rights-based approach for sustainable development. During the last ten years of his career he campaigned for inclusive development as a participatory process with focus on political and social dimensions and encouraged others to engage with civil society and the business sector as accountable partners.

Luc currently coaches staff in the UN system and the NGO community. He occasionally lectures at universities in Asia on human rights issues and international organizations.

What am I bringing into APCOM

“I am looking forward to helping APCOM push boundaries as a key player in the HIV space, advise on inclusive sustainable development programming and fulfill its human-rights-based mission in Asia and the Pacific. I will support APCOM in putting youth empowerment, research and innovation at the core of its mission.”

APCOM in its new strategic phase

“I picture APCOM as a spirited and ambitious organization in Asia and the Pacific, a defender of human and legal rights of MSM and SOGIESC people, an advocate for equitable health services, a leader in research, and trusted advisor and mentor for community-led organizations and young people in the region.”