Governing Body : STEERING COMMITTEE

Having formulated the general guidelines and recommended appropriate ways for the carrying out of UNESCO Venice's activities, the Steering Committee submits to the Director-General of UNESCO, for final approval, UNESCO Office in Venice's annual draft Programme and Budget.

The Steering Committee is composed of two representatives of the Government of Italy, at least one of whom belongs to the scientific community, two representatives of UNESCO, and the Chairperson of the Scientific Council. The Director-General of UNESCO convenes the Ordinary Sessions of the Committee, on the recommendation of the Chairperson of the Committee, at least once a year. The Committee meets in Extraordinary Session when necessary, convened by the Director-General of UNESCO on the recommendation of the Chairperson or at the request of two of its members.

Francesco Bandarin (UNESCO Culture)

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Francesco Bandarin

2010. UNESCO Venice Steering Committee Member. Culture. Assistant Director-General for Culture (ADG/CLT UNESCO)

Director of UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre, having taken up this position with UNESCO in 2000. As a specialist in architecture and urban planning, Francesco Bandarin previously worked in both public and private institutions in the fields of built heritage, cultural heritage conservation, environmental heritage and cultural events, as well as architectural and urban design in developing countries. As Director of the World Heritage Centre, Francesco Bandarin has led the development of a vast network of public private partnerships for World Heritage conservation, as well as the development of a series of regional category II centres in every part of the world.
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Contact: Francesco Bandarin
Assistant Director General for Culture
(ADG/CLT UNESCO)
UNESCO
1, rue Miollis 75015 Paris France

Email : f.bandarin@unesco.org
web : unesco.org/culture
See also : Francesco Bandarin, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Culture

Gretchen Kalonji (UNESCO Natural Sciences)

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Gretchen Kalonji

2010. UNESCO Venice Steering Committee Member. Science. Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences (ADG/SC UNESCO)

Director of International Systemwide Research Development at the University of California’s Office of the President, Gretchen Kalonji’s international career in materials science and educational transformation has taken her to university positions in France, Japan and China. She has also worked with several African universities and is fluent in Kiswahili and Lingala. Gretchen  Kalonji helped to establish a science and health initiative linking partners in East Africa with the University of California.

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Contact : Gretchen Kalonji
Assistant Director General for Natural Sciences
(ADG/SC UNESCO)
1, rue Miollis 75015
Paris France

Email: g.kalonji(at)unesco.org
web : unesco.org/science

See also : Gretchen Kalonji, Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences

Giovanni Puglisi (Italy)

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Giovanni Puglisi

2000. UNESCO Venice Steering Committee Member. President Italian National Commission for UNESCO

Giovanni Puglisi  is the Rector of the Libera Università di Lingue e Comunicazione IULM of Milano. Mr Puglisi is currently President of the Commissione Nazionale Italiana per l'UNESCO and served as its Secretary General until 1999. He is the Vice President of the Commissione Nazionale per la Promozione della Cultura Italiana all'Estero of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is also president of the Fondazione Banco di Sicilia. He is a member of the Consiglio d'Amministrazione e del Comitato Esecutivo dell'Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana "G. Treccani". He wrote the preface of the Enciclopedia della Moda dell’Istituto dell’Enciclopedia Italiana “G. Treccani” (Roma 2005). He holds the office of President of the Fondazione Università IULM and is Vice-President of the Fondazione Scuola Superiore per Interpreti e Traduttori.
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Contact : Giovanni Puglisi
Italian National Commission for UNESCO
Piazza Firenze, 27
00186 Rome, Italy

Email : Comm.unesco(at)esteri.it
web : Italian National Commission for UNESCO

Massimo Riccardo (Italy)

2013. UNESCO Venice Steering Committee Member. Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rome

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Contact:

Massimo Riccardo

Principal Director for the Promotion of the Italian Language and Culture
Directorate General for the Country Promotion
Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Piazzale della Farnesina 1
00135 Rome, Italy

email:
web : Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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