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Jan EliassonPhoto: Pawel Flato
Jan Eliasson
Photo: Pawel Flato

Jan Kenneth Eliasson (born 17 September 1940) is a Swedish diplomat with connections to the Social Democratic party. He is the former President of the United Nations General Assembly and was Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs since April 24, 2006 until October 6 2006. Download high resolution version (1024x1536, 945 KB)Photo: Pawel Flato Source: http://www. ... Download high resolution version (1024x1536, 945 KB)Photo: Pawel Flato Source: http://www. ... September 17 is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years). ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... This page is about negotiations; for the board game, see Diplomacy (game). ... The Swedish Social Democratic Party (Swedish: Arbetarepartiet-Socialdemokraterna, commonly referred to as Socialdemokraterna; literally, Workers Party the Social Democrats and Social Democrats) is a major political party in Sweden. ... The President of the United Nations General Assembly is a position voted for by representatives in the United Nations General Assembly on a yearly basis. ... The office of the Minister for Foreign Affairs has existed in Sweden since 1809, its creation was a result of the constitutional Instrument of Government promulgated in the same year. ...


Biography

Jan Eliasson was born in a working-class family in Gothenburg. He was an AFS exchange student in Indiana 1957-1958 and graduated from the Swedish Naval Academy in 1962. In 1965 he earned a Master's degree in Economics from the Gothenburg School of Economics and Commercial Law. He also holds honorary degrees from American University (1994), Gothenburg University (2001) and Uppsala University (2005). Working class is a term used both in academic sociology as well as in ordinary conversation. ... Gothenburg (Swedish:  ) ) is a city and municipality in the province Västergötland on the west-coast of Sweden. ... AFS Logo AFS was established in 1915 by A. Piatt Andrew, a political economics professor at Harvard University and a former U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Treasury as the American Field Service. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... The Gothenburg School of Economics The School of Business, Economics and Law at Göteborg University or Handelshögskolan vid Göteborgs universitet is a business school at the Gothenburg University in Gothenburg, Sweden. ... For other universities known as American University, see American University (disambiguation). ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... Gothenburg University, or Göteborgs universitet, is a university in Gothenburg, Sweden. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Uppsala University (Swedish Uppsala universitet) is a public university in Uppsala, Sweden. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Eliasson has authored and co-authored numerous books and articles and is a frequent lecturer on foreign policy and diplomacy. Since 1988 he has been a visiting lecturer on mediation, conflict resolution and UN reform at Uppsala University.


Eliasson started his diplomatic career in 1965, when he was employed at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. 1982-1983 he served as Diplomatic Advisor to the Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme, and 1983-1987 as Director General for Political Affairs in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... The Ministry for Foreign Affairs is responsible for Swedish foreign policy. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sven Olof Joachim Palme ( ) (January 30, 1927 – February 28, 1986) was a Swedish politician. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


1980-1986 Eliasson was part of the U.N. mission, mediating in the Iran-Iraq War. 1988-1992 he served as Sweden's Ambassador to the United Nations in New York, where he also served as the Secretary General's Personal Representative on Iran/Iraq. 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... League, and the UN, without any success. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are to facilitate co-operation in international law, international security, economic development, and social equity. ... Nickname: Big Apple Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ...


In 1991 Eliasson was Chairman of the U.N. General Assembly's working group on emergency relief and Vice President of the ECOSOC 1991-1992. In 1992 he was appointed the first Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs of the U.N. He was involved in operations in Somalia, Sudan, Mozambique and the Balkans. He also took initiatives on issues such as land mines, prevention and humanitarian action. 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United Nations General Assembly (GA) is one of the five principal organs of the United Nations. ... The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations assists the General Assembly in promoting international economic and social cooperation and development. ... The Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator is a high level position in the United Nations that heads the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. ... Balkan peninsula with northwest border Isonzo-Krka-Sava The Balkans is the historic and geographic name used to describe a region of southeastern Europe. ...


1994-1999 Eliasson served as State Secretary of the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. From 2000 to 2005 he served as Sweden's Ambassador to Washington, D.C., United States. On June 13, 2005, he was unanimously elected President of the United Nations General Assembly, for its sixtieth session. He took over the presidency on September 13, 2005, during the U.N. High-Level Plenary Meeting and will lead its work during the coming year, when reform issues will be in focus. 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Old Farts by the Sometimes-United Nations. ... The State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, in Swedish kabinettssekreterare, sometimes translated as Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs or Secretary General of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs is the highest position below the rank of cabinet minister. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C. in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia. ... June 13 is the 164th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (165th in leap years), with 201 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The President of the United Nations General Assembly is a position voted for by representatives in the United Nations General Assembly on a yearly basis. ... September 13 is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years). ...


He was announced the successor of Laila Freivalds as Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs at a press conference on March 27, 2006. After the Swedish General Elections in 2006 when his party lost the election, he announced that he will teach at Uppsala Universitet. Laila Freivalds Photo: Magnus Fröderberg/norden. ... A general election was held in Sweden on September 17, 2006 to elect members to the Riksdag. ... Uppsala University Uppsala University (Swedish Uppsala universitet) is a public university in Uppsala, Sweden. ...


External links

  • Biography at the Embassy of Sweden
  • Jan Eliasson elected President of the UN General Assembly - press release from the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs
  • President of the sixtieth session of the United Nations General Assembly
  • Speech by Jan Eliasson to the U.N. General Assembly
Preceded by:
None
U.N. Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
1992–1994
Succeeded by:
Peter Hansen (Denmark)
Preceded by:
Lars-Åke Nilsson
State Secretary for Foreign Affairs
1994–1999
Succeeded by:
Hans Dahlgren
Preceded by:
Jean Ping
President of the United Nations General Assembly
2005–2006
Succeeded by:
Haya Rashed Al-Khalifa
Preceded by:
Laila Freivalds
Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs
2006
Succeeded by:
Carl Bildt

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Jan Kenneth Eliasson (born 17 September 1940) is a Swedish diplomat with connections to the Social Democratic party.
Jan Eliasson was born in a working-class family in Gothenburg.
In 1991 Eliasson was Chairman of the U.N. General Assembly's working group on emergency relief and Vice President of the ECOSOC 1991-1992.
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