Amb. Sergio Piazzi
Secretary General, Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean
In his career, Amb. Piazzi served, inter-alia, also as UN Representative in Romania in 1989-90, UNDRO delegate in Persian Gulf Region in 1990 as Special Assistant to Mr. Matti Ahtisaari; Policy Adviser to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Iraq in 1991-92; as UN Representative to Operation Turquoise in Rwanda in 1994; he negotiated the cease-fire in Georgia in 1994, and coordinated international assistance to Poland in 1997 and Turkey in 1999. He developed the UN NATO policy framework in relation to cooperation in civil emergency management in the context of Partnership for Peace (PfP). In 2000, Amb. Piazzi organized the Fribourg Forum, the UN Ministerial Conference on European Cooperation and Coordination in Crisis Management. In 2001, he finalized the UN-Greek-Turkish trilateral cooperation protocol. In 2004, he negotiated the UN / EC agreement on cooperation in emergency operations. In 2005, he was offered the position of NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Operations.
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