Paolo Lembo is the Director of the World Green Economy Organization. He has been with the United Nations System since 1987, holding increasingly responsible positions in several duty stations, mostly related to complex emergencies. Among the others, he was Director of the UN Regional Centre for the Middle East, Head of UN Mission in: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Algeria, Tajikistan, Kosovo, Kuwait, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Yemen. He holds a Laurea cum Laude in Literature and an M.A. in Modern Drama from the University of Rome La Sapienza. He has authored or supervised a number of UN publications and studies, mostly concerned with human development and peace-building. He is a member of the Senior Advisory Board of the United Nations Peace University and regularly holds courses on Human Security at several universities in Europe and the US.