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Brahimi, Lakhdar

Born: 1934 AD
Currently alive, at 81 years of age.
Nationality: Algerian
Categories: Diplomat

1934 – Born on January 1st in Algeria. Algerian diplomat.

1950-1960 – He was educated in both countries, and he participated in Algeria’s struggle for independence from France as a diplomatic representative of the National Liberation Front (FLN) in Southeast Asia.

1970 – Continued his role as foreign ambassador, he represented independent Algeria within Egypt, The Sudan, the United Kingdom, and the Arab League.

1982 – He served in the Algerian government as presidential adviser.

1984 – Served as under-secretary-general of the League of the Arab States.

1991 – He returned to the Algerian government as foreign minister.

1992 – Brahimi joined the U.N., when he attended the Earth Summit.

1997 – He first represented the U.N. in Afghanistan.

2001 – He also led the reconstruction effort in Afghanistan for the UN, following the U.S.-led mission that toppled the Taliban regime.

2002 – He implied that the U.S. invasion might have caused more problems than it had solved.

         – He was honored by Harvard University Law School with its annual Great Negotiator Award.

2004 – Lakhdar Brahimi celebrated his 70th birthday and was named special adviser to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan on January 1st.

         – He arrived in Iraq to aid in the effort to restore independence, which hinged on the country’s first democratic elections.