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Peter Josef VON BETHLENFALVY Director, International Organization for Migration; Head of Special Liaison Mission to the OSCE, UN and International Organizations in Vienna


1968-1976 Academic Studies and Research in Frankfurt am Main, Boulder, Colorado, Zürich/Switzerland with degrees in History, Social and Political Science
1976-1979 Head of Research, Central Eastern Europe, Amnesty International Headquarters, London
1985-1989 Advisor to the European Commission and the German Federal Government on Programmes relating to migration
1979-1991 Head of the Humanitarian Assistance and Migration Department of Voluntary Agencies in Germany, Stuttgart, Bonn
1991-1998 Director of IOM in Belgium; Special Representative to the European Union and the Benelux Countries, Brussels
1998-2000 Director of IOM in Italy and Regional Representative for the Balkans, Rome
2000-2006 Regional Representative of IOM to the European Union and the Benelux countries, Brussels
since 2006 Director of IOM in Austria; Special Liaison Mission Representative of IOM to OSCE, the United Nations and International Organisations in Vienna


Author of numerous publications on European affairs and migration-related issues.