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

Ms. Mely Caballero ANTHONY (Singapore)
Chair of the Board of Trustees
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. Wael AL-ASSAD (Jordan)
Head, Mission of the League of Arab States, Vienna, Austria

H.E. Mr. CHOI Sung-joo (Republic of Korea)
Ambassador, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Ms. Rut DIAMINT (Argentina)
Professor of international relations, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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

Mr. Trevor FINDLAY (Australia)
Principal Fellow, School of Social and Political Sciences, Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne, Australia

Ms. Anita E. FRIEDT (United States)
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear and Strategic Policy, Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, Department of State, Washington, 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, King Juan Carlos University, Madrid, Spain

Mr. Camille GRAND (France)
Director, Fondation pour la recherche stratégique, Paris, France

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

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

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

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

H.E. Mr. Fred TANNER (Switzerland)
Senior Adviser, Office of the Secretary General, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Vienna, Austria