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The Permanent Representative of Italy to the Conference on Disarmament

 

The Permanent Representative of Italy to the Conference on Disarmament

Ambassador Leonardo Bencini

 

Leonardo Bencini is an Italian diplomat. He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy in 1993. He has served in Rome, Rio de Janeiro, Oslo, Moscow, St. Petersburg and now Geneva. He has dealt with United Nations issues at various stages of his career – from human rights to peacekeeping and peacebuilding, from UN reform to sustainable development. Lastly (2019-2022), he was in charge of Italy’s contribution to the international response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Besides Italian, he speaks French, Portuguese and Russian. He is Officer OMRI (Order of Merit of the Italian Republic). Currently he is the Permanent Representative of Italy to the Conference on Disarmament. Since April 2022, he is the President-designate of the ninth Review Conference of the Biological Weapons Conventions that will take place in Geneva in November-December 2022.

He is married and has a daughter.


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