Eric Falt - Assistant Director-General for External Relations and Public Information at UNESCO Eric Falt is the Assistant Director-General for External Relations and Public Information at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), based in Paris. He oversees the work of the Organization in the political field, with Member States in particular, and coordinates activities geared towards civil society. He also guides the Organization’s communications and public information efforts. He served previously as Director of the Outreach Division of the United Nations Department of Public Information in New York, which aimed to engage and educate people and their communities around the world in support of the United Nations. From 2002 to 2007, Mr. Falt was Director of Communications for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), based at its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. Throughout the 1990's, he also 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 served in the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Chicago and in New York. He has taken a very keen interest in issues related to gender equality and to the aspirations of the African peoples.