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

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

Dr. (Ms.) Setsuko AOKI (Japan)
Professor of Law, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan

H.E. Ms. Selma ASHIPALA-MUSAVYI (Namibia)
Ambassador, Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia

Dr. (Mr.) Corentin BRUSTLEIN (France)
Head of the Security Studies Center, Institut Fran├žais Relations Internationales, Paris, France

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

Dr. (Mr.) Lewis A. DUNN (United States)
Former U.S. Ambassador to the NPT Review Conference, Virginia, 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, Geneva, Switzerland

H.E. Mr. Amandeep GILL (India)
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of India to the Conference on Disarmament, Geneva, Switzerland

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

Dr. (Ms.) Merel NOORMAN (Netherlands)
Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Philosophy Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlands

H.E. Ms. Enkhtsetseg OCHIR (Mongolia)
Director-General for Multilateral Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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

Dr. Abiodun WILLIAMS (Sierra Leone)
Director, Institute for Global Leadership, Professor of the Practice of International Politics, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Massachusetts, United States

H.E. Mr. Motaz ZAHRAN (Egypt)
Ambassador, Arab Republic of Egypt, Ottawa, Canada

Ex officio member
Director, UNIDIR, United Nations Office at Geneva