Philippe Quéau

Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences a.i.

Philippe Quéau, Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences

Contact information

1 rue Miollis 75732 Paris France
Tel.: +33 (0)1 45 68 39 23
Fax: +33 (0)1 45 68 57 20
E-mail: p.queau(at)

Born in 1952, Mr Quéau is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique (1975) and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications in Paris (1977). He also holds a Diplôme d’études approfondies (DEA) en Sciences de l’Information et de la Communication from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, also in Paris (1977).

He began his career in 1977 at the Institut National de l’Audiovisuel (INA), where he successively occupied the posts of research engineer, head engineer and, from 1993, director of research. He also was a consultant to the Commission of the European Communities and a member of the Scientific Council of the French Ministry of Culture and Francophonie.

Mr Quéau joined UNESCO on 1 July 1996, as Director (D-1) of the Division of Information and Informatics (CII/INF) in the Communication, Information and Informatics Sector (CII). In July 2003, he was appointed Director (D-1) of the UNESCO Office in Moscow and UNESCO Representative to the Russian Federation, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia and the Republic of Moldova. Subsequently, in July 2005, he became Director (D-1) of the UNESCO Office in Rabat and UNESCO Representative to Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia.

Since February 2013, Mr Philippe Quéau has been the Director of the Division of Ethics and Global Change, at the Social and Human Science Sector. In this capacity, Mr Quéau has lead the Bioethics, Global Environment Change, and Anti-Doping and Sports teams.

Mr Quéau is the author of several publications on the development of communication and information technology. He is a member of a number of professional associations, and has been honoured with the Order of Arts and Literature (France), and the Order of Cultural Merit (Principality of Monaco).

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