Philippe MEUNIER

Philippe Meunier, Director General of the Agency for Sustainable Mediterranean Cities and Territories (AViTeM) since March 1, 2021.


French Ambassador to Croatia from 2016 to 2019, Philippe Meunier has devoted most of his diplomatic career to the construction of Europe and to the challenges of sustainable development in all their dimensions: economic, social, cultural, environmental (fight against climate change, preservation of biodiversity).
It has worked closely with various non-governmental actors, including cities, territories, civil society, the private sector and foundations.

From 2013 to 2016, as Ambassador for global health issues, in charge of the fight against communicable diseases, Philippe Meunier defended France’s international political and financial commitment within the institutions and major multilateral health funds. He followed their actions in the beneficiary countries.

From 2011 to 2013, he was Director of Development and Global Public Goods at the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, participating in the elaboration of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the annual climate conferences (COP) and the preparation of the COP 21 in Paris 2015.

As Deputy Director General for Globalization, Development and Partnerships from 2009 to 2011, Philippe Meunier contributed to the configuration and management of this new Directorate General in charge of global issues within the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs.

Philippe Meunier headed the Cabinet of the Minister in charge of Cooperation and Francophonie from 2000 to 2002. It has thus contributed to better articulate our diplomatic, European and development actions.

From 1993 to 1997, he was an advisor at the French Representation to the European Union in Brussels. Philippe Meunier has also served as Deputy to the Ambassador in the French Embassies in Kenya and Canada.

Throughout his career, he has carried out missions in countries around the Mediterranean. Philippe Meunier is a former student of the Ecole Nationale d’Administration and a graduate of the Institut d’études politiques de Paris.

Philippe Meunier is a member of the Institut Pasteur Assembly