Éric Falt

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Eric Falt
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Eric Falt
Director and UNESCO Representative for the UNESCO New Delhi Cluster Office
Assumed office
May 2018
Preceded byShigeru Aoyagi[1]
Assistant Director-General for External Relations and Public Information, UNESCO Headquarters
In office
1 July 2010 – May 2018

Eric Falt (born 22 August 1962) is a French senior official at the United Nations, currently serving as the Director and UNESCO Representative for the UNESCO New Delhi Cluster Office. Prior to his current appointment, he served at senior level appointments at the UN. He served as the Assistant Director-General for External Relations and Public Information at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris between 2010 and 2018.

Early life and education[edit]

Falt was born on August 22, 1962, in Bron, France. He completed his bachelors degree in English and history from Lumière University Lyon 2 in 1987. In 1991, he obtained a masters degree in American studies from Purdue University.[2] He also has a degree in journalism from Universite Francois Rabelais.[2]

Career[edit]

The majority of Falt's career has been with the United Nations (UN) and its specialised agencies. Before joining the UN, he served as Press Attache for Consulate General of France in Chicago, and the Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations from 1989 to 1991.[2][3]

United Nations and its agencies[edit]

In 1992, he was appointed as a spokesman for the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia, which oversaw and sponsored the 1993 Cambodian general election. In May 1993, Falt announced the results of the elections. Later on, he served with the UN on peacekeeping and humanitarian operations in Haiti and Iraq. In 1998, he was appointed the Director of the UN Information Centre in Islamabad, Pakistan, a position that he held until 2002.[2]

Between 2002 and 2007, he simultaneously served as the director of both the Communications for the United Nations Environment Programme and the UN Information Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. He later directed the Outreach Division of the United Nations Department of Public Information in New York,[3] before moving to United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) headquarters in Paris in 2010,[4] as the Assistant Director-General for External Relations and Public Information.[5]

Since May 2018,[6] he is based in New Delhi, India and serves as Director and UNESCO Representative for the UNESCO New Delhi Cluster Office, which covers Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UN Team in India (July 2017)". United Nations in India. Archived from the original on 16 July 2017. Retrieved 12 June 2019. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  2. ^ a b c d "Secretary-General appoints Eric Falt as director of UN Information Centre in Islamabad". United Nations. 16 December 1998. Archived from the original|archive-url= requires |url= (help) on 12 June 2019. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  3. ^ a b "Eric Falt". United Nations. Archived from the original on 28 May 2019. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  4. ^ "UNESCO's Director-General appoints her senior staff". UNESCO. 14 March 2010. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Eric Falt". Dhillon Marty Foundation. 2017-08-18. Archived from the original on 15 September 2017. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  6. ^ "Director and UNESCO Representative for the UNESCO New Delhi Cluster Office covering Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, the Maldives and Sri Lanka". Cyber Law. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  7. ^ "UN Team in India". United Nations in India. Archived from the original on 28 November 2018. Retrieved 12 June 2019.