Ambassador Daniel Rondeau Appointed as UNU Representative at UNESCO

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  • 2013•09•04

    4 September 2013, Paris — The United Nations University (UNU) is pleased to announce that the Rector of UNU, Dr. David M. Malone, has appointed Ambassador Daniel Rondeau as the Representative of the UNU at UNESCO, Paris, with effect from 2 September 2013.

    Ambassador Rondeau is a noted author, journalist and diplomat. He has served most recently as the Ambassador of France to UNESCO (2011–2013). He has also served as French Ambassador to Malta (2008-2011).

    Mr. Rondeau has worked as a journalist with major French newspapers (Libération, Le Nouvel Observateur, L’Express, Le Monde, Paris Match). His publications include novels (In the Passage of Time), autobiographical narratives (Enthusiasm, The Vineyards of Berlin), portraits of Mediterranean cities (Tangier, Alexandria, Istanbul), books of intervention (Chronicle of Lebanon Rebels) and essays on literature (Shared Holidays, Camus).

    He has been decorated with the Légion d’Honneur and is an Officer of the French Order of Arts and Letters.

    The United Nations University, established in 1975, is a global research and teaching organization with active institutes and programmes in 12 countries worldwide. The overarching goal of UNU is to contribute to global sustainable development that will enable present generations to live a decent life in peace, freedom, safety and good health, without compromising the ability of future generations to do the same.

    In carrying out its work as the academic arm of the United Nations system, UNU focuses on research, teaching and capacity development, as well as delivering advisory services as a think tank. UNU maintains close cooperative relationships with other United Nations system organizations (agencies, programmes, commissions, funds and convention secretariats) as well as with leading universities and research institutions all over the world.