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Director of OSCE Conflict Prevention Centre, Vienna

Amb. Lamberto Zannier

Conference: Securing Peace: NATO’s Role in Crisis Management
and Conflict Resolution

Nationality: Italian

Doctorate in Law (thesis in International Law), University of Trieste, July 1976.

Italian career diplomat. Specialized in politico-military issues, in particular security cooperation, arms control, peacekeeping.

Summary of relevant work expertise

September 2002 Ambassador, Director of Conflict Prevention Centre of the OSCE.

2000 – 2002 Permanent Representative of Italy in the Executive Council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and DCM, Italian Embassy to the Netherlands.

1997-2000: DCM, Italian Mission to the OSCE. In charge of politico-military issues. Chaired the Negotiation on the Adaptation of the Treaty of Conventional Armed Forces in Europe from summer 1998 until the signature of the Agreement by OSCE Heads of State and Government at the Istanbul Summit of November 1999.

1991-1997: Seconded to NATO as Head, Disarmament, Arms Control and Cooperative Security Section, Political Affairs Division.

1988-1989: Advanced course at Italian Diplomatic Institute.

1987-1991: Foreign Ministry in Rome (Political Affairs Division; subsequently, Office of the Secretary General).

1982-1987: First Secretary for multilateral affairs, Italian Embassy, Vienna.

1979-1982: Second Secretary, Italian Embassy, Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates).

May 1978: Joined Italian Foreign Ministry. Multilateral Economic Cooperation Desk.

1976-1978: Served with FAO in Rome (Legal Office, Legislation Branch).

Attendance and delivery of presentation at numerous conferences and seminars; author of various articles, mostly in English on arms control, non-proliferation, peacekeeping and cooperation among security institutions, including NATO and OSCE. Co-author of FAO study on international regimes of international river basins.

Fluent: Italian, English, French
Full working knowledge: Spanish, German
Minimal working knowledge: Dutch

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