Hans d’Orville, from Germany, was a PhD of economics of University of Konstanz in Germany. Now as the assistant director-general of UNESCO and among the senior management group, he also represented the director-general to attend United Nations Assembly,and conferences of United Economic and Social Council and other coordinating body within United Nations System.
In 2011, he was elected as the assistant director-general and chairman of advisory board of United Nations Development Group(UNDG). From 2012 to February 2013, he also acted as the vice chairman of United Nations Development Group (UNDG) and formulated the global plan to negotiate expenditures and appropriations of coordinators of all the United Nations resident agencies, under the directions of the director-general of United Nations Development Programme(UNDP).
From 1996 to 2000, Hans d’Orville once took charge of “Information Technology Promotion and Development Proframme” of the Development Policy Bureau of United Nations Development Programme. In 1975, he passed the screening test and entered United Nations Secretariat and successively took many important positions. Between 1987 and 1995, he acted as the executive coordinator of “Interaction Council of Former Heads of State and Government”.
Currently, he is a member of Honorary Council of“Melody for Dialogue Among Civilizations Association” and a member of “International Advisory Council of the Global Initiative for Arts, Culture and Society” of ASPEN Institute in Washington DC, America. In addition, he also has the membership of German Council for Foreign Relations”, Union Interalliée in Paris,France, and National Art Club in New York.
Over the past 30 years, Hans d’Orville not only gave speeches at multiple international events and conferences but also wrote many books and papers about United Nations and UNESCO, global strategic and financial issues, African development and leadership, (information) technology and its influence, dialogues among cultures and civilizations, cultural harmony (Silk Road included),new humanism, creative cities and urbanization, and sustainable development under the background of “Rio +20 Conference”.