Filippo Grandi

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Filippo Grandi
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Filippo Grandi in April 2016
11th United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Assumed office
1 January 2016
Ban Ki-moon
António Guterres
Preceded byAntónio Guterres
Personal details
Born1957 (age 64–65)
Milan, Italy

Filippo Grandi (born 1957) is an Italian diplomat. Between 2010 and 2014, he was Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).[1]

On November 11, 2015, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced his plans to appoint Grandi as the next United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to take office in 2016.[2]

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