|United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights|
15 March 2013
|Preceded by||Kang Kyung-wha|
|Born||1951 (age 62–63)
|Alma mater||University of Milan
University of Venice
Flavia Pansieri is the United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights at the level of Assistant Secretary-General. She was appointed to this position by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 15 March 2013. 
Pansieri first joined the United Nations through the United Nations Development Programme in 1983 in China. A fluent Chinese speaker, she later on moved on to different positions within the UN system in different countries, including Bangladesh, Myanmar, and Laos where she served as Director of the UN Drug Control Programme, the predecessor of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. She worked in Vienna between 1995 and 1998 and served as Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) in New York from 1998 to 2001, when she rejoined UNDP.
She holds two doctorate degrees, one in philosophy from Milan University and the other in Chinese language and literature from Venice University. She is fluent in Italian, English, German, French, Spanish and Chinese.
She is married and has one daughter.
- "Secretary-General appoints Flavia Pansieri of Italy as Assistant Secretary-General to serve as Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights". Press release. United Nations. 15 March 2013.
- "YEMEN: Seeking peaceful means to conflict resolution". IRIN. 18 September 2006.
- "UN Resident Coordinator Flavia Pansieri leaving Yemen". Press release. UN Volunteers. 5 February 2008.