In order to serve as an active citizen and support non-profit activity, Paolo Petrocelli has become a leading member of some of the most prestigious international organizations, including United Nations, UNESCO, Junior Chamber International, World Economic Forum.

In order to serve as an active

Co-Founder & President

Paolo Petrocelli co-founded and chairs the Italian Youth Association for UNESCO,  a non-profit organization that works to develop UNESCO priorities in the field of education, science, culture, information and communication. 

The organization counts over three hundred young members between 20 and 35 years old and a total of 20 regional representations from whole Italian territory.

Petrocelli delivering a speech at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris; with Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, at the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Bogotà, Colombia. 

Paolo Petrocelli and the National Board of the Italian Youth Association for UNESCO.

Paolo Petrocelli presenting the Italian Youth Association for UNESCO at the Meeting of National Commissions for UNESCO attending the 201st session of the Executive Board in Paris.

At UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.

Paolo Petrocelli featured on Forbes Russia.

Paolo Petrocelli leading a delegation of the Italian Youth Association for UNESCO at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.

Petrocelli and Eric Falt (Assistant Director-General for External Relations and Public Information at UNESCO); with Franco Bernabè (President, Italian National Commission for UNESCO); with the members of the Italian Youth Association at the Ministry of Education of Italy.

Paolo Petrocelli with UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock at International Jazz Day Celebration in Melbourne, Australia

Paolo Petrocelli speaking at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. 

United Nations Alliance of Civilizations

Alumnus & Fellow 2014

Paolo Petrocelli is one of the twelve emerging leaders selected to participate to the Fellowship Program 2014 of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations

As an active Alumnus, he has been invited by the Alliance to attend  major events as key speaker, like the 7th UNAOC Global Forum in Baku, Azerbaijan in 2016 and EXPO Milan, Italy in 2015.

Watch Paolo Petrocelli speaking at the 7th UNAOC Global Forum in Baku, Azerbaijan (starting at 15:00)

Petrocelli with 2014 Fellows in Amman (Jordan) and on a visit to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Qatar, in Doha. 

Junior Chamber International

National Vice President, JCI Italy 2016
Director United Nations Affairs, JCI Italy 2015
Co-Founder & President, JCI Rome 2014

JCI is one of the biggest worldwide non-political and non-sectarian youth service organizations, affiliated to United Nations. 

Petrocelli co-founded and chaired the local chapter of JCI Rome (Italy) in 2014.  On national level, he served JCI Italy as Director of United Nations Affairs in 2015 and as Vice President in 2016.

Petrocelli at the launching event of JCI Roma; Key Speaker at the JCI Global Partnership Summit at United Nations Headquarters in New York; Moderator at JCI Italy event at Expo Milan 2015; with 2013 JCI World President, Ms. Chiara Milani. 

World Economic Forum | Global Shapers Community

Global Shaper

Global Shapers is an initiative launched by the World Economic Forum in 2012. It seeks to unite, on a global level, a generation of young talents and to involve them in the processes of changing society.

Petrocelli is a founding member of the Rome Hub.

Paolo Petrocelli with some of the members of the Global Shapers Community Rome Hub.