Antonio Donini "has worked for the United Nations at its headquarters in New York and in the field for more than 20 years. He is chief of the Lessons Learned Unit at the United Nations Department of Humanitarian Affairs (DHA), which prepares independent studies that assess the effectiveness of international relief efforts in complex emergencies. Before joining DHA, he worked in the UN Joint Inspection Unit and in the executive office of the secretary-general. He has served in and around Afghanistan from 1989 to 1992, where he was deputy chief of mission in the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance to Afghanistan (UNOCA) in Islamabad and chief of mission of UNOCA in Kabul. In 1995, he was awarded a sabbatical at the Watson Institute for International Studies.“ 
- ”Biography”, Accessed January 2007.