Currently alive, at 84 years of age.
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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.