Filippo Grandi is an Italian diplomat who is mainly active with the United Nations' humanitarian operations. Between 2010 and 2014, he served as Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). He had earlier served as its Deputy Commissioner-General. On 11 November 2015 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced his intention to appoint Grandi as the next United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to take office in 2016.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, left, brief the media prior to a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Monday,... WorldNews - Published