2013 Summer Seminar, July 15-18, Krakow, Poland


Simonetta Zarrilli is a Senior Economic Affairs Officer in the Office of the Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and the organization's Focal Point for the substantive work on gender. She joined UNCTAD in 1988 and since then she has been working on a number of trade and development related issues   such as preferential tariff treatment for developing countries, trade and environment, standards and regulations, trade in services, intellectual property rights, agro-biotechnology, and renewable energy. She has carried out numerous analytical, intergovernmental and technical cooperation activities in the above-mentioned areas and has produced many publications, including books, studies, essays and official UNCTAD's documents.

Since October 2008, Ms. Zarrilli has been conducting and supervising activities on the interface between trade, gender and development, at the beginning as an additional assignment and since May 2010 as her main assignment. In this capacity, Ms. Zarrilli was responsible for developing the Gender Mainstreaming Strategy for UNCTAD. She is the manager of the UN inter-agency Task Force on Gender and Trade.

From 2005 to 2009, Ms. Zarrilli was a member of the Committee on International Law on Biotechnology of the International Law Association (ILA). Since November 2003, she has been acting as associate editor of OGEL (Oil, Gas & Energy Law Intelligence), and since March 2002, she has been participating in the trade law research group at the University of Dundee, UK, as research associate. In March 1985 she was admitted to the Italian Bar.

Ms. Zarrilli holds a LLM. Degree from the College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium and a B.A. degree from the University of Siena, Italy. She is fluent in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian (mother tongue). Ms. Zarrilli is married and has two children.



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