Mr. Luca Dall’Oglio was appointed Chief of Mission of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Washington office effective 1 October 2012. Prior to this assignment, he was Special Envoy of the Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) for Haiti from January 2010 and assumed the functions of resident Chief of Mission in June 2010.
His preceding assignment was the Permanent Observer for the IOM to the United Nations in New York, a position he has held since late 2003.
A sociologist by training, Mr. Dall’Oglio has dedicated a large part of his career to issues related to population stabilization, post-crisis transition and recovery, with extensive field assignments in the Horn of Africa, Mozambique, Haiti, Guatemala and Kosovo. He was also IOM’s regional representative in Washington D.C. and Rome.
Prior to IOM, he worked for UNESCO’s regional office for social sciences in Bangkok promoting teaching and research in the area of human rights, population, youth and migration. Before joining the international civil service, Mr. Dall’Oglio conducted teaching and research activities with the University of Rome and national and international research organizations.
He has authored several published papers on migration and international cooperation.