Board of Trustees

As noted in Article III of its statute, UNIDIR's work programme is overseen by the Board of Trustees, which also serves as the United Nations Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters. Board Members, knowledgeable in the fields of security, arms control and disarmament, are selected by the United Nations Secretary-General for an initial two-year term.

Board Members

Dr. Trevor FINDLAY (Australia)
Chair of the Board of Trustees
Principal Fellow, School of Social and Political Sciences, Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne, Australia

H.E. Mr. Wael AL-ASSAD (Jordan)
Head, Mission of the League of Arab States, Vienna, Austria

Dr. Mely Caballero ANTHONY (Singapore)
Associate Professor and Head of the Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

H.E. Mr. CHOI Sung-joo (Republic of Korea)
Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Korea to Poland, Warsaw

Dr. Lucia DAMMERT (Peru)
Associate Professor, University of Santiago de Chile

H.E. Mr. Vladimir DROBNJAK (Croatia)
Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Croatia to the United Nations, New York, United States

Ms. Anita E. FRIEDT (United States)
Principal Deputy Assistant, Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, Department of State, Washington DC, United States

H.E. Mr. FU Cong (China)
Ambassador for Disarmament Affairs and Deputy Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of the People's Republic of China to the United Nations Office at Geneva and Other International Organizations, Geneva, Switzerland

Professor of International Relations and Security Studies, King Juan Carlos University, Director, International Affairs and Foreign Policy Institute Foundation, Madrid, Spain

Mr. Camille GRAND (France)
Assistant Secretary-General for Defence Investment, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Brussels, Belgium

Dr Pervez HOODBHOY (Pakistan)
Professor, Department of Physics, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan

Dr. Eboe HUTCHFUL (Ghana)
Professor, Africana Studies, Wayne State University, Detroit, United States

H.E. Mr. Steffen KONGSTAD (Norway)
Permanent Representative of Norway to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Vienna, Austria

H.E. Ms. Enkhtsetseg OCHIR (Mongolia)
Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ulaanbaator, Mongolia

Dr. Vladimir A. ORLOV (Russian Federation)
Director, Center for Global Trends and International Organizations, Diplomatic Academy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russian Federation

Ex officio member
Mr. Jarmo SAREVA (Finland)
Director, UNIDIR, United Nations Office at Geneva