Currently alive, at 86 years of age.
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1932 – Born on the 29th of January in Quito, Ecuador.
1993 – During the 48th session of the United Nations General Assembly, he chaired the working group responsible for the implementation of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, which had been adopted at the World Conference on Human Rights in 93′.
1994 – He was appointed first United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and started his four-year mandate.
1997 – Resigned on the 31st of March to return to Ecuador to broker the peace negotiations between Ecuador and Peru, which led to the conclusion of the Treaty of 98’, settling the border dispute.