1940 – Born on the 17th of September in Gothenburg, Sweden.
1957 – He was an American Field Service exchange student in Indiana, United States of America.
1962 – He graduated from the Swedish Naval Academy in Sweden.
1965 – He earned a Master’s degree in Economics from the Gothenburg School of Economics and
Commercial Law, Gothenburg, Sweden.
– He started his diplomatic career in Sweden.
– He served as a Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
1980 – He was part of the United Nations mission, mediating in the Iran-Iraq War.
1982 – He served as Diplomatic Advisor to the Swedish Prime Minister.
1983 – He served as a Director General for Political Affairs in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
1988 – He served as Sweden’s Ambassador to the United Nations in New York, United States.
1991 – He served as a Chairman of the United Nations General Assembly.
1992 – He was appointed as a first Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs in United Nations.
1994 – He holds honorary degrees from American University, U.S.A.
– He as a State Secretary of Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
2000 – He Served as Sweden’s Ambassador to the United Nation in New York.
2005 – He was elected President of the United Nation General Assembly.