Italian diplomat appointed OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities
Italian diplomat Lamberto Zannier has been named the new High Commissioner on National Minorities for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) by the OSCE Ministerial Council. Zannier joins a list of Italian politicians in leadership positions of key international institutions, including Antonio Tajani (President of the European Parliament), Federica Mogherini (High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy), Mario Draghi (President of the European Central Bank), and Filippo Grandi (UN High Commissioner for Refugees).
Along with Zannier, the OSCE Ministerial Council appointed:
- Thomas Greminger of Switzerland as OSCE Secretary General
- Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir of Iceland as Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights
- Harlem Désir of France as OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media