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Kiniger-Passigli, Donato

Kiniger-Passigli, Donato

WAAS Representative to the UN in Geneva; Fellow, World Academy of Art & Science

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WAAS Representative to the UN in Geneva; Fellow, World Academy of Art & Science

Donato Kiniger Passigli is an expert in crisis resolution, development cooperation, public and labour affairs. Until recently, he coordinated the Fragile States and Disaster Response Group at the International Labour Organization (ILO). He specialized in promoting crisis response programmes and initiatives in the wake of major humanitarian crises, addressing governance and employment deficits. In his over 30 years at the United Nations, he was spokesperson for UN Humanitarian Affairs Office (OCHA) and head of the media and public affairs branch of the Hague-based Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). He served as chief of staff for the UN Mission in Western Sahara and was head of external relations at the International Criminal Tribunal for Former-Yugoslavia and Rwanda. He also served as head of office in Belgrade for the UN peacekeeping mission and managed large UN development programmes.

Donato Kiniger Passigli is an expert in humanitarian action and governance, conflict analysis, risk management, disaster needs assessment, business continuity and partnership-building, he authors articles, delivers lectures and training on the above subjects. He is a journalist, since 40 years member of the Italian Press Federation.