UN Humanitarian Coordinator and Deputy Special Coordinator in Lebanon

Philippe Lazzarini is serving as Deputy UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon (UNSCOL), UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme in Lebanon since August 2015.

Prior to his current assignment, he was the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia, where he also served as UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative. Before that he held a number of senior positions in the United Nations for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, and in various field positions in Iraq, Angola, Somalia and the Occupied Palestinian Territory.

Prior to joining the United Nations in 2003, Mr. Lazzarini was heading the marketing department of a private bank in Geneva. He also served for 10 years with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) as the deputy Head of Communication, Head of the ICRC delegation in Rwanda, Angola, and Sarajevo and as an ICRC delegate in Southern Sudan, Jordan, Gaza, and Beirut.

Mr. Lazzarini graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Neuchatel and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Lausanne.

He is married and has three children.
He can be followed on twitter @UNLazzarini