Functioning of the Secretariat 


The international Secretariat of PAM is an autonomous, independent and decentralized body of the Assembly. The staff of the Secretariat assist the PAM President, the PAM Bureau, and all Members of the Assembly in the execution of their mandate and is responsible for the follow-up on the decisions taken by the Assembly providing coordination, assistance and support to the work of the three Standing Committees (SC) and all other bodies established under PAM.

Structure of the Secretariat 

The structure of the Secretariat is headed by the Secretary General, who is assisted by international and local staff at various locations. From Geneva, he directs the Secretariat and coordinates the activities of the Assembly. 

Ambassador Sergio Piazzi

Pro-tempore Secretary General of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean

Alumnus of the Nunziatella Military High School, he holds an Honors Doctorate Degree in International Political Sciences (Naples), a Master’s degree in Economics and Foreign Trade (Rome), and a Crisis Management Certificate (University of Wisconsin, USA).  He attended the Italian Diplomatic Academy.

In 2008, he assumed the function of Secretary General of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM) in Geneva to manage the Secretariat and the planning for the Assembly. He works pro bono publico et pacis. He has undertaken peace-support initiatives for, among others, Syria, Libya, the Balkans, Israel, Palestine, Iran, Russian Federation and Romania.

Amb. Piazzi is a former staff member of the US State Department and the UN, where he served until 2007.

Amb. Piazzi is an Italian national. In 2016, the President of the Republic awarded him with the honorary title of Commendatore to the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.


Secretariat Offices

San Marino: PAM Administration and International Research Center
Naples: PAM Regional Office 

Diplomatic representations: Geneva, New York, Vienna, Jerusalem, Bucharest and Cairo