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As a Reporting Program Advisor, Giulio conducts in-depth analysis of companies’ human rights reporting and develops the UN Guiding Principles Reporting Database as a unique public resource.

Giulio Coppi

Giulio Coppi

Reporting Program Advisor | New York City

As a Reporting Program Advisor, Giulio conducts in-depth analysis of companies’ human rights reporting and develops the UN Guiding Principles Reporting Database as a unique public resource. The Reporting Database is designed to drive improved corporate performance on human rights by making it easy for companies, their investors and other stakeholders to assess the quality of companies’ human rights disclosures and address any gaps.

Giulio is a legal expert (BA, MA, MAS) specializing in international legal affairs, human rights and humanitarian studies. For over 10 years he served with UN Human Rights in Central Asia, with NGOs in Colombia, and with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Ivory Coast, Colombia, Afghanistan and Democratic Republic of the Congo. In Central Asia, Giulio supported the mainstreaming of human rights based approaches across the UN Country Team strategy and programs, and facilitated the design and delivery of training on the adoption and implementation of human rights treaties by national authorities and NGOs. With the ICRC, Giulio served as Protection Delegate and then Head of Office and Head of Sub-Delegation, managing the security of offices, supervising protection and assistance of civilians in armed conflicts, visiting people detained in relation to conflict, and reestablishing family links. 

More recently, Giulio worked as a consultant for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), facilitating the discussion in front of the Security Council informal committee on the reform of the humanitarian component of several peacekeeping operations. Prior to joining Shift, Giulio developed for the International Peace Institute a Research Toolbox Framework for a new series of research papers on the impact of the most severe humanitarian crises on health and migration. Subsequently, he was asked to deliver the first research of the same series, focusing on the impact of the Yemen crisis. Giulio is also Humanitarian Innovation Fellow at the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs, and Adjunct Professor at Fordham University in New York. His research and policy work focuses on the potential and challenges posed by the application of emerging technologies in the humanitarian and development sector.

Giulio’s Master of Advanced Studies is from the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. He is an Italian national and speaks English, French, Spanish, and Italian.

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