Eric Falt

Eric Falt is the Assistant Director-General for External Relations and Public Information at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), based at its headquarters in Paris.


As such, he oversees the work of the Organization in the political field, in particular relations with Member States, and coordinates activities geared towards civil society. He also guides UNESCO's communications and public information efforts.


From 2007 to 2010, he served as Director of the Outreach Division at the United Nations Department of Public Information in New York.


From 2002 to 2007, Mr. Falt was simultaneously Director of Communications for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), based at its headquarters in Nairobi, and Director of the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC).


Throughout the 1990's and until 2002, he served as Director of the UN Information Centre in Islamabad, Pakistan and in peacekeeping and humanitarian operations in Iraq, Haiti and Cambodia.


Before joining the United Nations, Eric Falt was posted for the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Chicago and in New York.