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Blix, Hans Martin

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Born: 1928 AD
Currently alive, at 86 years of age.

Nationality: Swedish
Categories: Administrators, Diplomat

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1928 - Born on the 28th of June in Uppsala, Sweden. Swedish diplomat and arms control administrator.

       - Studied at Uppsala University and Columbia University, earning his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge.

1959 - Graduated in International Law at the University of Stockholm, and was appointed Associate Professor.

1961-1981 - Served on the Swedish delegation to the United Nations.

1962-1978 - Blix was a member of the Swedish delegation at the Disarmament Conference in Geneva.

1963-1976 - He handled several other positions in the Swedish administration.

1978-1979 - Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs.

1981-1997 - Served as head of the International Atomic Energy Agency. (IAEA)

1987 - Doctorate Honoris causa of the University of Moscow.

1988 - Recipient of the Henry de Wolf Smyth Nuclear Statesman Award.

1997 - Awarded Gold Medal for distinguished service in the field of nuclear affairs by the Uranium Institute.

2000-2003 - Became the head of the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission.

2003 - Chairman of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission (WMDC).

       - Doctorate Honoris causa of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

2004 - Blix published a book, Disarming Iraq.

       - Awarded the "Commander of the Légion d'Honneur".

      - Doctorate Honoris causa of the University of Padova.

 

 

 

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