H.E. Mr. Jan Eliasson was elected president of the sixtieth session of the United Nations General Assembly in 2005. At the time, he was Sweden's ambassador to the United States, a post he held from 2000-2005.
In March 2006 Eliasson was appointed Foreign Minister of Sweden and from 1994-2000 he served as State Secretary for Foreign Affairs. His many other diplomatic and UN posts include representing his country in the General Assembly, and serving as the secretary-general’s personal representative on Iran and Iraq. He also held the post of the first undersecretary for humanitarian affairs.
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