IUCN WELCOMES NEW LEGAL COUNSEL
August 4, 2003
Today, Mr Giuseppe Zaccagnini joins IUCN as the Legal Counsel. Giuseppe worked most recently for the World Intellectual Property Organization in the Office of the Legal Counsel. Prior to that assignment, he acted as Legal Counsel then Senior Legal Counsel with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) from 1998 to 2002. Giuseppe will now be in charge of handling all legal issues arising within IUCN. Based in IUCN Headquarters in Gland, Switzerland, he will report to the Director General and provide legal advice to IUCNs global Secretariat. More specifically, he will be responsible for advising on dispute settlement and litigation; providing technical advice on issues related to Memoranda of Understanding with host countries and other intergovernmental organizations; and assisting in the negotiation and drafting of contracts. As well as having attended the New York Law School, Giuseppe also studied at Harvard University and the State University of New York at Binghamton.
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