Biographical note of Mr. Eric Falt, Director of the UNESCO Office for the Maghreb.
As of 1 October 2022, Eric Falt (France) is Director (D-2) of the UNESCO Office in Rabat and UNESCO Representative to Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Mauritania and Tunisia.
Mr. Falt has over thirty years of experience at the United Nations. Since May 2018, he had been serving as Director of the UNESCO New Delhi Office covering India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
He joined UNESCO in 2010 as Assistant Director-General for External Relations and Public Information, with the rank of Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations – a position he held in Paris for eight years.
From 2007 to 2010, he was Director of the Outreach Division in the Department of Public Information at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
Mr. Falt previously served as Director of Communications and Public Information for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), based at its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya (2002 – 2007).
Between 1998 and 2002, he was Director of the United Nations Information Centre in Islamabad, Pakistan. From 1997 to 1998, he was Chief of Information for the Office of the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Baghdad (Iraq).
From 1993 to 1997, he was Spokesperson and Chief of the press office for the United Nations Mission in Haiti. In 1992-93, he was Spokesperson for the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia.
Mr. Falt began his career in 1989 as Press attaché for the French Consulate General in Chicago and then at the Permanent Representation of France to the United Nations in New York.