Reference : V-P-PER-E-01362
Date : 17/09/2009
Country/Region : SWITZERLAND
Caption : Jenö C.A. Staehelin, member of the Assembly of the ICRC
Photographer : GASSMANN, Thierry
Person appearing :
STAEHELIN, Jenö C.A. (member of the Committee, ICRC)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Jenö C.A. Staehelin , 1940, is an attorney and holds a doctorate in law from the University of Bern and a LL.M. from Harvard Law School. He started his diplomatic career in the legal department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From 1978-1984 he was Vice-President of the European Patent Office in Munich. Back in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs he was Deputy Director for International Organizations (1984-1987) and from 1987-1993 Head of the European and North American Affairs Department as well as, concurrently, Ambassador to the Holy See (1991-1993). He was appointed Ambassador to Japan in 1993. Between 1997 and 2004 he represent ed Switzerland at the United Nations in New York, first as Permanent Observer and later, when Switzerland joined the UN as its first Permanent Representative. In 2003 he was elected President of the Executive Board of UNICEF. Mr. Staehelin is a member of the Board of Schindler Holding Ltd. As well as of various foundations promoting the study and research in international law and international relations. He was elected a member of the ICRC in 2006.

Mr. Staehelin is married to Irène Staehelin-Schindler, an anthropologist.

Original material : digital
Resolution : 2592x3328
Orientation : portrait
Colour/B&W : colour