Christopher Dekki has years of advocacy experience in intergovernmental policy processes at the United Nations, particularly on behalf of youth-led organizations. Currently, he is a consultant for the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), Environment and Development Division. His mandate is to provide technical support and advice to regional member states undergoing their Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) around the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. He focuses mainly on the topic of stakeholder engagement and participation. Before this, he worked for the UN Department for Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), Division for Sustainable Development, coordinating national Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) implementation workshops in multiple countries. He also was deeply engaged in advocacy in the entire Habitat III negotiation process. Finally, Chris is an adjunct professor of political science and law at St. Joseph's College in New York City.