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Ambassador Jan Eliasson

Distinguished Associate Fellow

Ambassador Jan Eliasson

Jan Eliasson

Ambassador Jan Eliasson is a Distinguished Associate Fellow and former Chair of the SIPRI Governing Board from June 2017 to June 2022. Eliasson is a Swedish diplomat who was former Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations from July 2012 to December 2016 and Sweden's Minister for Foreign Affairs in 2006. Furthermore, he was President of the 60th session of the UN General Assembly in 2005–06; the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Darfur in 2007–08; the first UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, 1992–94; and participated, 1980–86, in the UN mission mediating in the Iran–Iraq War, which was headed by former Prime Minister Olof Palme of Sweden.

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