NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF ITALY PRESENTS CREDENTIALS TO THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AT GENEVA
Presentation of Credentials
Gian Lorenzo Cornado, the new Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented his credentials to Michael Møller, the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva.
Prior to his appointment to Geneva, Mr. Cornado had been serving as Chief of Staff to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation since 2017, a title he also held in 2012 and 2013. He was Italy’s Ambassador to Canada from 2013 to 2017.
A career diplomat, Mr. Cornado served as Deputy Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations in New York in 2009 and 2010, and as Counsellor at the Mission from 1997 to 2000. He served as Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Italy in Washington from 2010 to 2012. Other posts he has held include serving as Head of the United Nations Office of the Directorate General for Political Affairs in 2005 and 2006; Consul General of Italy in Montreal and Permanent Representative of Italy to the International Civil Aviation Organization in Montreal from 2000 to 2004; Consul of Italy in Toulouse from 1992 to 1994; and First Secretary at the Embassy of Italy in Ottawa from 1987 to 1992.
Mr. Cornado has a degree in political science from Rome’s Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli. He was born in Brussels in 1959, is married and has a daughter.