Fernando Marani is the Program Director, Inequality and Exclusion at New York University’s Center on International Cooperation.
Prior to this role, Fernando worked for 20 years as a career diplomat from Argentina and served four consecutive sessions as a senior member of the Office of the President of the United Nations General Assembly, including as Deputy Chef de Cabinet for three Presidents.
A staunch advocate for multilateralism and diplomacy, Fernando has been actively involved in international law, human rights, sustainable development, and youth issues since 1997.
He has participated in various international conferences and held key diplomatic roles, such as the Legal Adviser in the Pulp Mill Case at the International Court of Justice, Chairman of the Special Commission of the Hague Conference on Private International Law in 2012; a member of the Management Group of the OECD Working Group on Bribery; and as the Chairman of the Group of Friends of the International Criminal Court in New York.
He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the Universidad Nacional del Litoral (Argentina). He was a scholar at the National Foreign Service Institute (ISEN) in Buenos Aires and an international fellow at the Rio Branco Institute in Brasilia. He is fluent in Spanish, English, Portuguese, Dutch, and French, and he also possesses basic proficiency in Italian and Chinese.