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Jonas WIDGREN International Centre for Migration Policy Development, Director General


1967 Graduation from Stockholm University, BA in philosophy 1971-74 Secretary General of the parliamentary Commission 1978-82 Director of the immigration policy Division of the Ministry of Labour 1982-87 Secretary of State at the Ministry of Labour, deputy to Minister 1983-87 chair in the OECD Working Party on Migration 1987 joined UNHCR as Senior Adviser to the High Commissioner for Refugees 1991-93 Head of Secretariat to finding solutions to the asylum crisis in Europe as Coordinator for the Intergovernmental Consultations (IGC) consultant on international refugee and migration matters to the UN, ILO, UNESCO, OECD, IOM, Council of Europe and others 1995 -98 External Adviser to the Cabinet of the EU Commissioner responsible for immigration and asylum affairs since 1993 Director General of the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), Vienna