Ms. Chee Yoke Ling is the Director of Programmes of Third World Network (TWN), which has its international secretariat in Malaysia. She is based in the Beijing office. Ms. Chee is trained in international law, with degrees from the University of Malaya (Malaysia) and Cambridge University (UK). She has been involved in sustainable development work since 1980s, and teaching public interest law at the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya for 5 years. She was part of the Malaysian government delegation to the 1992 Rio Summit on Environment and Development, and provided technical support to the Chair of the Group of 77 in the negotiation of the Rio Declaration. She has participated as an accredited observer in the Commission on Sustainable Development, the UN Framework Convention Climate Change and the Convention on Biological Diversity. She also worked closely with key officials from several developing countries on the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing related to genetic resources and traditional knowledge. She has published a number of articles on issues she works on, and is currently a lead author in the chapter on Sustainable Development and Equity of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group III on Mitigation. She is also a visiting scholar at the Minzu University in Beijing; and a Board member of the Dag Hammarksjold Foundation.