Ambassador at Large for Human Rights


Delphine Borione was appointed Ambassador for Human Rights responsible for international issues relating to the Holocaust, looted property and remembrance in February 2021. Throughout her career, she has held several bilateral and multilateral positions in areas such as politics, sustainable development and economic, cultural and educational cooperation.

From 2017 to 2020, Delphine Borione was Ambassador, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations Organizations in Rome (FAO, WFP and IFAD). Previously, she has held positions as Senior Deputy Secretary-General of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) in charge of social and civil affairs; Director of Cultural Cooperation and French Language Promotion at the French Foreign Ministry; Ambassador of France to Kosovo; Cultural Counsellor and head of the Cooperation and Cultural Action Service of the French Embassy in Italy. She was tasked with preparing the G8 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and for the Presidency of the Republic under Jacques Chirac, to whom she was also Adviser on Multilateral Relations. She has worked for the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) where she was in charge of civilian administration.

She spent seven years working for the United Nations World Food Programme in Rome. Delphine Borione was also responsible for environmental issues at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where she played a role in negotiating the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and took part in the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro in 1992.
Delphine Borion is a graduate of the French National School of Public Administration (ENA), and the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po); she also holds a degree in business law from the University of Paris I and a post-graduate diploma (DEA) in history of international relations (University of Paris IV).
She has written a book on Rome (published by Autrement) and several articles on the environment and climate change, culture, the role of women, and Kosovo. She is a Chevalier in the Legion of Honour of the French Republic and Commander in the Order of Agricultural Merit. In addition to French, she speaks English, Italian, German and Spanish.