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Dr. Petru DumitriuInspector United Nations Office at GenevaJoint Inspection Unit
Dr Petru Dumitriu has been a member of the Joint Inspection Unit of the United Nations system since 1 January 2016. Previously, he was Ambassador and Permanent Observer of the Council of Europe to the United Nations Office and other international organisations in Geneva (2011-2014), Representative of Romania in the Executive Board of UNESCO (2010–2011), national coordinator of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (2008–2011), and Director General for Multilateral Affairs and Director General for Global Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania (2006-2010). Prior to this appointment he served in the Permanent Mission of Romania to the United Nations in Geneva (2001–2005) and New York (1994-1998). He has also been a member of the International Advisory Board of New or Restored Democracies (2006 to 2009), an elected member of the UN Committee on Contributions (2001–2009), rapporteur of the Geneva phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (2002), and Secretary-General of the Third International Conference of New and Restored Democracies (1997). He was also vice-president of the UNICEF Executive Board (1995), the UN Commission on Disarmament (1997), and the Special Political and Decolonisation Committee (1997). His flagship books are The United Nations System in the Context of Globalization: The Reform as Will and Representation (in Romanian) and Diversité dans l’unité: La capacité de négociation de l’Union Européenne au sein de la Commission des droits de l’homme des Nations unies.