Yves Berthelot is Senior Research Fellow at the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and The City University of New York Graduate Center and Co-director of the UN Intellectual History Project He is also President of the Comité Français de Solidarité Internationale (CFSI), of Political and Ethical Knowledge on Economic Activities (PEKEA) and of Développement et Civilisations Lebret-IRFED.
From 1993 until mid-2000 he was the Executive-Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (EEC). He previously had served as Deputy Secretary-General of UNCTAD (1985-1993), directory of the Centre d’Etudes Propsectives et d”informations Internationales in Paris (1981-1985), Director of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Development Centre in Paris (1975-1978), and several positions in the Government of France.
Yves Berteholot received his academic training at the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration.
Publications to which he has contributed include: La Fracture (1985), La montée des tensions (1983), Impact sur l’économie française de l’industrialisation du tiers-monde (1982), Le défi économique du tiers-monde (1978), and Pour une nouvelle coopération (1975); He was the editor of Unity and Diversity in Development Ideas: Perspectives from the UN Regional Commissions (2004)