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Max van der Stoel KCMG

Max van der Stoel (left) and Caspar Weinberger (right)

In office
May 17, 1991 – 1995
Monarch Queen Beatrix

High Commissioner on National Minorities of the
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
In office
January 1, 1993 – July 1, 2001
Preceded by "First"
Succeeded by Rolf Ekeus

In office
August 1, 1986 – January 1, 1993

In office
1983 – August 1, 1986

In office
September 11, 1981 – May 29, 1982
Prime Minister Dries van Agt
Preceded by Chris van der Klaauw
Succeeded by Dries van Agt

In office
May 11, 1973 – December 19, 1977
Prime Minister Joop den Uyl
Preceded by Norbert Schmelzer
Succeeded by Chris van der Klaauw

In office
July 22, 1965 – November 22, 1966
Prime Minister Jo Cals
Preceded by Isaäc Nicolaas Theodoor Diepenhorst
Succeeded by Leo de Block

Born 3 August 1924 (1924-08-03) (age 85)
Voorschoten, Netherlands
Political party PvdA
Residence The Hague, Netherlands
Alma mater Leiden University
Occupation Lawyer


Max van der Stoel, KCMG (born 3 August 1924, Voorschoten) is a Dutch politician and former Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs. He served as the first High Commissioner on National Minorities of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.

Career

Van der Stoel studied law at the Rijksuniversiteit Leiden. From 1953 to 1958 he worked for the Wiardi Beckmanstichting, the scientific bureau of the Partij van de Arbeid (PvdA) and became international secretary for the PvdA in 1963. From 1973 to 1977 and 1981 to 1982 he was the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs.

He was appointed as the first High Commissioner on National Minorities of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe in December 1992 and took up his functions in January 1993. He remained in office until 2000. Max van der Stoel is a member of the Bilderberg Group.

External links

Max van der Stoel has been appointed on the Advisory Board of the Template:European History Educators Association- EUROCLIO.

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