Antonio Vigilante

Director

UN/UNDP Representation Office in Brussels


Belgium
English, French, Italian, Spanish

Antonio Vigilante (Italy) is the Director of the United Nations Office and the UNDP Representation Office in Brussels.

Mr. Vigilante has been working for the United Nations Development Programme since 1981, serving in recent years as the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Egypt and chairman of the Donors Assistance Group. Previously, he was Deputy Resident Representative and Resident Representative (a.i.) in Bolivia from 1991 to 1996 and UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Bulgaria from 1996 to 2001. During that time, he was also the UNDP Special Representative for Post-Conflict Development in South Eastern Europe from 1999 to 2000.

Mr. Vigilante held several positions with the United Nations and was based in Barbados, Bolivia, Ethiopia, Honduras and in New York Headquarters.

He is the author of many publications related to development issues in specialized reviews, books and newspaper articles. In Bolivia, he directed a UNDP bi-monthly Human Development Review. He is visiting lecturer to a number of post-graduate courses on international relations and development.

Mr. Vigilante holds a Diploma in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Political Sciences and International Relations, from the University Orientale of Naples, Italy.

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