- Director, ASEAN Regional Center of Excellence on Millennium Development Goals (ARCMDG), Thailand
Studies in Economy of Rural Communities, Disaster Preparedness and Response and Leadership in Development. Experience in criminal and social issues, particularly in drug control and crime prevention. Formerly: Assistant Professor, University of Genoa; 1980, Chief, Development Aid Department, Caritas, Italy; 1988, with WHO, Africa. Since 1992, with UN including: Country Director, UNODC Office, Bolivia; 1995, Director, Barbados-based UNODC Regional Office for the Caribbean; 1998, Representative of UNODC to Institutions of European Union; 1999-2003, with, UNODC Regional Centre, Bangkok; 2003-07, Head, UNODC Office, Colombia; 2007-10, Director General, UNICRI; since 2010, current position. Author of several books and articles.