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Directorate General for Political Affairs and Security

Director General
Pasquale Ferrara

Deputy Director General/Principal Director for Security
Alessandro Azzoni

Deputy Director General/Principal Director for the United Nations and Human Rights
Gianluca Alberini

Deputy Director General/Principal Director for the Mediterranean and Middle East
Alfredo Conte

Chief of Staff
Vito Paganelli

Telephone (+39) 06 3691 2174
Fax (+39) 06 3691 4230


Office I – United Nations System

Office IIHuman Rights, Humanitarian International Law and human safety and security

Office IIICouncil of Europe, OSCE and international democratic systems profiles

Office IV – NATO and strategic security and politico-military issues

Office V –  Disarmament and weapons control, non proliferation, chemical weapons

Office VITransnational threats and integrated strategies

Office VII –  Multilateral cooperation and integration processes in the Euro-Mediterranean region

Office VIII – Near East and Arab League

Office IXArabian Peninsula, Gulf and Afghanistan

Office X –  Maghreb


North America Unit 

Russia, Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia Unit

Cyber space policy and security unit