Mediation: an art that adjusts to reality. The Syrian case

Wed, 2017-10-11 17:00 - 19:00

A lecture by Staffan de Mistura, United Nations Special Envoy for Syria 

 

Mediation: an art that adjusts to reality. The Syrian case

By Staffan de Mistura, UN Special Envoy for Syria

Chaired by Enrico Letta, Dean of PSIA

 

Wednesday 11 October, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Amphitheater Chapsal, 27 rue Saint-Guillaume
Registration compulsory

 

Staffan de Mistura was appointed as Special Envoy for Syria of the United Nations Secretary-General in July 2014. Prior to this assignment he was notably the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Iraq (2007-2009) and in Afghanistan (2010-2011), and Italy's Deputy Foreign Minister. During a career of over four decades with United Nations agencies, he served in numerous conflict zones, directing complex relief operations, food distributions and vaccination campaigns. In particular he was posted in Sudan, Ethiopia, Albania, Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia and Somalia. He also held senior political and humanitarian assignments in Lebanon and Iraq, and served as Deputy Executive Director of the World Food Programme. Mr de Mistura is a national of Italy and Sweden. He speaks seven languages.

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