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Peter Sutherland

United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for International Migration

Peter Sutherland is United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for International Migration, a position he has held since 2006.

A native of Ireland, Sutherland was previously attorney general of Ireland, associated with the Fine Gael party. He is also senior counsel to the Irish Bar.

Sutherland has also served as chairman of Goldman Sachs International, European Commissioner for Competition, and director general of GATT and then of The World Trade Organisation. He is currently chairman of the London School of Economics. Sutherland was also a member of the UN Commission on Human Security and has been chairman of the European Institute of Public Administration. He earlier served as Chairman of BP plc.

Last Updated: August 15, 2017