Secretary-General appoints Gianluca Rampolla del Tindaro of Italy United Nations Resident Coordinator in Venezuela
18 August 2021
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Gianluca Rampolla del Tindaro of Italy as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Venezuela, with the host Government’s approval. He will also serve as Humanitarian Coordinator and takes up his post on 23 August.
Mr. Rampolla del Tindaro has devoted more than 20 years of his professional career to development cooperation, humanitarian assistance and peacebuilding, both at the United Nations and externally. Within the Organization, he most recently worked as Resident Coordinator in Papua New Guinea after serving as Chief Political Affairs Officer at the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa in Libreville, Gabon. He also worked at the United Nations Headquarters in New York as Chief of Office of the Assistant Secretary-General for Peace Building Support, and as Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs. Before that, he served as Head of the Office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Tanzania, and as a Chief Technical Advisor with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Prior to joining the United Nations, Mr. Rampolla del Tindaro worked at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), holding assignments on the Western Balkans and Central Asia.
He holds a master’s degree in international affairs from the London School of Economics in the UK.