Jan Egeland

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Jan Egeland (Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on matters relating to the prevention and resolution of conflict; Director of the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs)

"Mr. Egeland has gained 25 years of active experience in humanitarian, human rights and peace work through the United Nations, the Norwegian Government, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and other non-governmental and academic institutions. From 1999 to 2002, he was the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Colombia. Earlier in his career, he served as State Secretary in the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1990–1997). He has also been Director for the International Department of the Norwegian Red Cross, Head of Development Studies at the Henry Dunant Institute, Geneva and radio and television international news reporter, Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. Mr. Egeland holds a Magister Artium in Political Science, University of Oslo. He has been a Fulbright Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley and a fellow at the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo, and the Truman Institute for the Advancement for Peace, Jerusalem. Mr. Egeland has been an active participant in a number of peace processes and has published a number of reports, studies and articles on conflict resolution, humanitarian affairs and human rights." [1]


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  1. Former Member, East West Institute, accessed February 26, 2008.
  2. Directors, Global Humanitarian Forum, accessed December 2, 2009.
  3. International Advisory Board, Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, accessed December 11, 2009.