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  Born 14. 1. 1940 in Basel, Switzerland
  Dr. iur., LL.M. (Harvard)
Attorney-at-law
Ambassador (ret.)
  Married to Irène Staehelin–Schindler, Master of Arts (M.A.) in Anthropology / Graduate Certificate of African Studies, Boston University, Mass.
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  1971 – 1976
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Legal Affairs Bureau
  1976 – 1977
Swiss Delegation to OECD, Paris
  1977 – 1984
Vice-President of European Patent Office, Munich
  1984 – 1987
MOFA, Deputy Director for International Organizations
  1987 – 1993
MOFA, Head of European and North American Affairs Department, Ambassador
  1991 – 1993
Concurrently: Ambassador on Special Mission to the Holy See, Vatican
  1993 – 1997
Ambassador to Japan
  1997 – 2004
Ambassador to the United Nations, New York
  2003
President of the Executive Board of UNICEF
  2004 – 2005
Special Advisor to Swiss Foreign Minister
  2005
Commissioner General of Switzerland, EXPO 05, Aichi, Japan
  2006 – 2010
Member of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva
 
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  1997 - 2010
Member of the Dean's Advisory Board, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Mass.
  2000 – 2006
Member of the Board of the International Peace Academy / International Peace Institute, New York
  2005 – 2007
Member of the Board of the «Graduate Institute of International Studies», Geneva
  2006 – 2012
Member/Vice-President of the «Center for Humanitarian Dialogue», Geneva
  2011 – 2015
Member of the Overseers’ Visiting Committee for the Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Mass.
  Since 2007
Member of the Board of the Kofi Annan Foundation
  Since 2011
Dean of the Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs, Switzerland
  Since 2014
Founder and President of the Jury of «The Geneva Challenge»
 
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Member of the Board of Schindler Holding Ltd, Switzerland (1980 - 2010)