Paolo Lembo is the Secretary-General of the World Green Economy Organization.
He has been with the United Nations system for the last 30 years of his professional life, holding increasingly responsible positons. Among the others, he has been Director of the UN Regional Center for the Middle East, Head of Mission in Afghanistan, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Kosovo, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Kuwait, UAE and Special Representative ai of the UN Secretary-General for Tajikistan. He has authored several publications on human security and conflict resolution and has been member of the board of the UN Arab Human Development Report. He is a member of the Senior Advisory Board of the UN Peace University and teaches post-graduate studies at the Universities of New York and Geneva.