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Ambassador Filippo Formica

Ambassador Filippo Formica holds a degree in International Law
from the University of Rome and a degree in European Community
Law from the College of Europe of Bruges.
He joined the Italian Foreign Service in 1980. He served at the
Permanent Mission to the United Nations in Geneva, the Embassy
in Dakar, the Embassy in Washington D.C. and the Permanent
Representation to the European Union in Brussels.

Among his assignments, he worked in the Office of the Secretary
General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as in the Office of
the Diplomatic Counselor of the President of the Republic. He also
served as Director of the Disarmament and Non-Proliferation
Department of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2003 to
2007, and as Deputy Director General for Political Affairs from 2007
to 2012.

International Organizations, Middle East, security matters and
issues of arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation have
been Ambassador Formica’s major focus areas. He took part in
many international negotiations in the EU, UN, G8 North Atlantic
Treaty Organization (NATO) and the Organization for Security and
Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).

He was chairman of the Global Disarmament and Arms Control
Working Group and the Non-Proliferation Working Group during
the Italian Presidency of the European Union in 2003.
In 2009, under the Italian Presidency of the G8, Mr Formica chaired
the Non-Proliferation Directors Group.

Appointed by the Prime Minister as Sherpa for the Nuclear Security
Summit, he attended the Washington Summit in 2010, the Seoul
Summit in 2012 and the Hague Summit in 2014.

From June 2012 to November 2016, he was Ambassador and
Permanent Representative of Italy to the International
Organizations in Vienna, chairing the IAEA Board of Governors in
September 2012 and the 59 IAEA General Conference in September

Since 14 November 2016, he has been Ambassador of Italy to