ISV Francesco PaganiUnder the overall supervision of the Secretary General and in coordination with the Special Representative, the Chief Political Advisor provides advice and support to the Secretary General and the senior management team, and serves as principal liaison to the OSCE Secretariat. In addition, Francesco Pagani:

  • Works in close co-ordination with the Executive Office to ensure targeted and timely advice and support;
  • Represents the OSCE PA, the Secretary General and the Special Representative in meetings with OSCE Executive Structures and Institutions;
  • Serves as Programme Manager for the Belarus outreach programme, and supports work related to Presidential Activities, South East Europe, Ukraine and the Mediation and Early Warning portfolios, among other responsibilities.

Pagani (Italy) joined the OSCE PA Liaison Office in Vienna in October 2013. Prior to joining the PA, Pagani worked for the OSCE’s Conflict Prevention Centre in Vienna, on the Eastern Europe Desk and on the South East Europe Desk (2007-2013).

With a longstanding combination of onsite and desk experience in the South Eastern European region, between 1995 and 2006, he served in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia for several International Organizations, including the International Rescue Committee (US), the UNHCR and the OSCE.

Working languages: Italian, English, Spanish.