Staffan de Mistura

Staffan de Mistura during a press briefing at the UN in Geneva concerning the situation in Syria Staffan de Mistura (born 25 January 1947) is a long-serving Italian-Swedish diplomat and former member of the Italian government. After a 40-year career in various United Nations agencies, he was appointed Undersecretary of State (Junior Minister) for Foreign Affairs in the Italian cabinet headed by Mario Monti. He is currently the director of Villa San Michele on Capriand United Nations special envoy for the Syria crisis.