IS Gustavo PallaresThe Deputy Secretary General serves as a member of the senior management team, providing advice and support to the Secretary General and Assembly leadership, working in close co-operation and overseeing the work of the Executive Office and Administration, Finance and Human Resources. In addition, Gustavo Pallares:

  • Serves as Finance Officer under Rule 40 - 3 of the OSCE PA Rules of Procedure;
  • Provides leadership to the administration of the International Secretariat;
  • Serves as Director for the General Committee for Political Affairs and Security;
  • Serves as Programme Manager for gender issues and Mediterranean affairs, and supports Assembly work in Central Asia, among other responsibilities.

Pallares (Spain) was appointed unanimously by the Standing Committee in 2007, having worked in the International Secretariat since February 2001. As Presidential Adviser from 2001 to 2007, he was responsible for the overall co-ordination of the activities of the Assembly's Presidents during that period. Before joining the International Secretariat, Pallares worked for several years in the Parliament of Spain as senior counsellor to the Chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee. Pallares has also worked for the Secretariat of the European Parliament.

Pallares holds degrees in political science and international relations (University of Madrid and George Washington University) and a master's degree in European studies (University of Louvain). He is a distinguished graduate of the Diplomatic School of the Spanish Foreign Ministry in Madrid, where his thesis explored the institutionalisation process of the CSCE/OSCE. Working languages: Spanish, English and French.