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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