Vittorino Veronese

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Vittorino Veronese (1910 – 1986) was an Italian lawyer, who was Director-General of UNESCO from 1958 to 1961.

With a doctorate in law and as an anti-fascist lawyer, he quickly took an interest in social and educational problems and international co-operation. After the collapse of Fascism in Italy he took up a senior post in banking and became Secretary-General, and subsequently Chairman of the Catholic Institute for Social Activity and of Azione Cattolica (1944–1952).

A member of UNESCO’s Executive Board from 1952 to 1956 and its Chairman from 1956 to 1958, he was appointed Director-General in 1958 but resigned on health grounds in 1961. He died in 1986.

Preceded by
Luther Evans
Director-General of the UNESCO
1958 - 1961
Succeeded by
René Maheu