GIULIANA DEL PAPA is the Head of the Policy Planning Unit of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. She is also the President of the Italian Diplomat Women Association (Associazione Donne Italiane Diplomatiche e Dirigenti). Before her current role, she was Head of the Unit for Humanitarian Emergencies; in 2020 she was appointed Diplomatic Advisor of the Italian Minister of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies. From 2016 to 2020, she held position of First Counsellor at the Permanent Representation to the European Union in Bruxelles. During her diplomatic career she was posted to the Italian Embassies in Ethiopia, Spain and Peru. She graduated in Political Science at the University of Milan and entered the diplomatic career in 1999.