Ian Feldman was appointed by Moldovan Parliament as a Member of the Council in 2013 and elected as a President of the Council in 2015. In 2014, he was one of the three candidates proposed by the UN Human Rights Council Consultative Group for the position of Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children.
For over 17 years Mr. Feldman has led a professional career in the field of counter-trafficking, international human rights and development as a clinical psychologist, national, regional and international expert, consultant and advisor. He worked in 11 countries, on 3 continents, for more than 50 projects, advising various UN, intergovernmental, governmental and non-governmental organizations and got wide operational experience, including experience in security challenged regions. He trained and consulted professionals from 28 countries coming from different regions of the world: Western and Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Middle East, North-Eastern Africa, Horn of Africa, South-East Asia.
In December 2015, Equality Council, led by Mr. Feldman, got annual UN Human Rights Award for the efforts in combating discrimination and ensuring equality in the Republic of Moldova.