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MAXIME LEOPOLD ZOLLNER de MEDEIROS

Background

  • ZOLLNER de MEDEIROS, MAXIME LEOPOLD was born on October 4, 1934 in Porto-Novo, Benin.

  • Education

    • University of Paris, 1953-1960, Diplome de Droit et Coutumes d’Outre-Mer, Lie en Droit. Institut des Hautes Etudes Universitaires de Paris, 1958-1960, Diplome. Ecole Nationale de la France d'OutreMer, 1958-1960, Brevet.

      Spoken languages: French, English, Spanish, Yoruba, Fon, Goun, Ewe.

    Career

    • Director & Regional Representative for West Africa, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees since 1987. Director, Division of Assistance, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Geneva, 1980-1986. Chairman of the Board, Society for Development in Africa, Switzerland/Benin, 1977-1979.

      Secretary-General, International Secretariat for Volunteer Service, Geneva, 7176. Chief, Division of Trusteeship, Secretary of the Trusteeship Council, United Nations, New York, 1970-1971. Ambassador of Benin to the United States of America, 1967-1970.

      Ambassador to Canada, 1969-1970. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, New York, 1967-1970. Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, 1964-1967.

      Secretary-General, Union Africaine et Malgache, Benin, 1963-1964. Counsil, Embassy of Benin to the United States of America, 1961-1963. Counsil, Permanent Mission of Benin to the United Nations, New York, 1960-1963.

      Assistant Director-General for Foreign Affairs, Executive Office of the Prime Minister, Government of Benin, 1960. Counsil for Administration Affairs, Ministere de la France d'Outre-Mer, Paris, 1960. Administrateur Stagiaire de la France d'Outre-Mer, Ecole Nationale de la France d'Outre-Mer, Paris, 1958-1960.

    Membership

    Member President, African International Civil Servants Association in Geneva, 8687. Vice President, World Leisure and Recreation Associations, New York.

    Personality

    Interests

    Skiing; water-skiing. Horseback riding.

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