Mediators of San Marino
Laura Bologna is a Political Affairs Officer at the Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA) at UNHQ in New York since 2000, after having served in the diplomatic service at the Permanent Mission of San Marino to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg where she focused on human rights and gender. She brings over 20 years of experience in diplomacy, international relations in the field of peace and security, conflict prevention, mediation, elections and gender. For several years, she focused on Africa, in particular the Great Lakes region, Southern Africa and Sudan. She served in UN peace operations including Nepal in 2007, in Khartoum in the Office of the Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel for the Sudan Referenda in 2011, and in Nicosia in the Office of the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Cyprus where she assisted during the negotiations in 2016. Over the last few years, she focused on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the relative peace process. She has a solid expertise on UNSR 1325 and women peace and security issues. She holds a master degree in Political Science and International Affairs from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan. She is fluent in English, French and confident in Spanish, apart from her mother tongue – Italian.