February 17, 2016

New Ombuds Appointed for United Nations Development Programme

The United Nations Ombudsman and Mediation Services has named two new Ombudsmen for UN Funds and Programmes, the global development network. Giuseppe de Palo and Alayne Frankson-Wallace were both appointed recently. Based in New York, they will complement the work of UNOMS and handle issues raised by staff and related personnel of the Funds and Programmes.

De Palo co-founded and served as currently Chair of the ADR Center in Rome, one of the largest providers of conflict management and alternative dispute resolution services in Europe. He concurrently served as Director of London-based JAMS International and has taught Alternative Dispute Resolution Law and Practice at Hamline Law School. He earned a LLM from Berkeley Law and a JD from the University of Bologna.

Frankson-Wallace was an internal appointment and has worked as the Ethics Advisor for UNDP for seven years. Prior to that, Prosecuting Counsel at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and as a Magistrate in Jamaica. Frankson-Wallace Graduated from the University of the West Indies and earned a Master of Laws degree in International and Commercial Law from the University of Sheffield. (UNOMS Staff.)

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