Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa, United Nations

Carlos Lopes is currently the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), at the level of UN Under Secretary-General, appointed by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in September 2012. Dr. Lopes previously served as Executive Director of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) in Geneva and as Director of the UN System Staff College in Turin at the level of Assistant Secretary-General. He has actively contributed to research on development issues and is specialized in development and strategic planning. Dr.