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Economist , politician , Director-General of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

Arthur Dunkel, Swiss international organization executive. Recipient Freedom prize Max Schmidheiny Foundation, 1989, Consumers for World Trade award, 1990.


DUNKEL, Arthur was born on August 28, 1932 in Lisbon, Portugal.


Degree in Economic and Commercial Sciences, University Lausanne, Switzerland, 1956. Doctor of Political Sciences, University Fribourg, Switzerland, 1980.


With department public economy Federal Office for Foreign Economic Affairs, Bern, Switzerland, 1956-1960, head section for Organization of European Cooperation and Development affairs Switzerland, 1960-1964, head section for cooperation with developing countries Switzerland, 1964-1971, head section for world trade policy, permanent representative with rankmin. plenipotentiary to Gen Agreement on Tariffs & Trade, 1971-1976. Delegate Swiss government for trade agreements, ambassador plenipotentiary, head delegation trade negotiations General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (General Agreement of Tariff and Trades), Switzerland, 1976-1980. Director general General Agreement of Tariff and Trades, Geneva, 1980—1993.

Senior lecturer University Geneva, University Fribourg. Vice chairman, rapporteur United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Intergovernmental Group on Supplementary Financing, 1968. Rapporteur United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Board, 1969.

Chairman General Agreement of Tariff and Trades Committee on Balance of Payments Restrictions, 1972-1975. Chairman United Nations Conference on Wheat Agreement, 1978.


  • Other Interests

    Senior Lecturer, Universities of Geneva & Fribourg.


Married Christiane Muller-Serda in 1957.

Christiane Muller-Serda