Giuseppe De Palo is the Ombudsman for United Nations Ombudsman Funds and Programmes. His team, based in New York City, is tasked to help prevent and resolve work-related disputes, throughout the world, within five agencies of the UN system (UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA, UNOPS and UN-Women). In his career, he has contributed to the resolution of almost 2,500 disputes, mediating cases in over 50 countries and dealing with litigants of more than 70 different nationalities. Before joining the UN, Professor De Palo has taught Alternative Dispute Resolution Law and Practice for more than two decades and directed multi-million dollar projects, funded by the international donor community, to promote the knowledge and use of ADR in the Middle East, Afghanistan, Turkey, Nigeria, the Caribbean and throughout the European Union. He is a graduate of the law schools at the University of Bologna (J.D., 1991) and the University of California at Berkeley (LL.M., 1995).