Giovanni Camilleri began his international career by operating between 1980 and 1990 in various countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America with multiple United Nations Agencies including United Nation Volunteer, World Health Organization (WHO) and Unops.
From 1991 to 2016 he worked for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in prevention and response to emergency situations, conflict management, local development and promotion of innovation as resources for the sustainable development active in over 40 countries.
From 2011 to 2016 he coordinated the Dialogues for the localization of the Sustainable Development Goals from the UNDP headquarters in Geneva and Brussels. The programmes he coordinated are characterized by two constants: the first they focus on the strategic value of the territorial dimension and therefore the potential of decentralized cooperation in local, national and global dynamics. In second place they pursue the articulation between different subjects operating on the ground in order to achieve the integrity, impact, quality and sustainability that these challenges require.