Francesco Pisano is Director of the UN Libary in Geneva. Before taking up this position at the beginning of 2016, he was Director for Research, Technology Applications and Knowledge Systems at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). Francesco Pisano is an expert in international affairs and geopolitics with a professional background in humanitarian affairs and risk management. He studied political sciences and international relations with a specialisation in conflict resolution, and law with a specialisation in international law. He joined the United Nations in 1993 where he worked initially with the UN Department of Humanitarian Affairs and then with OCHA. He became a senior expert in disaster prevention policy in the early 2000 and later the Manager of UNOSAT, the Operational Satellite Applications Programme at UNITAR until 2012.