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Ambassador of Italy in Pretoria

Ambasciatore Paolo Cuculi

Paolo Cuculi was born in Rome on June 1st, 1967; he is married and has two daughters. He obtained a Master's Degree in Political Science at «LUISS» University of Rome.

A diplomat at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

He entered the Italian diplomatic service in 1992, working in the Directorate Generarl for Personnel. in 1994, he was appointed Second Secretary for Trade in Khartoum, and in 1997 he moved to the Embassy in Bangkok as First Secretary. In July 2000, he was appointed First Secretary at the Italian Mission to the to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva.

After returning to the Ministry in 2002, he served in the Directorate-General for Political, Multilateral and Human Rights Affairs. Starting from 2006, he has been First Counsellor at the Mission to the United Nations in New York, during Italy's two-year term as Member of the UN Security Council. Since 2010 he served first as Frist Counsellor, then as Minister Plenipotentiary, at the Mission to the United Nations in Geneva, during Italy's three-year term as Member of the UN Human Rights Council.

Back in Rome in 2015, he served at the Directorate-General for Development Cooperation, of which he became Deputy Director-General and Central Director for Programming and Implementation of Cooperation Initiatives.

Since April 15, 2019, he is Ambassador of Italy in Pretoria.