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Jan Pieter Pronk

also known as Johannes Pieter Pronk

Government official , Minister

Jan Pronk, diplomat, former Dutch government official. Member various committees Labour Party of Netherlands, since 1965, World Council Churches, 1968-1989.

Background

PRONK, Jan Pieter was born on March 16, 1940 in The Hague, Netherlands. Parents: Jan Pronk and Elisabeth Hendrika Van Geel.

Education

Gymnasium B, The Hague, 1951-1957. Erasmus University, Rotterdam, economics, 1957-1964. Spoken languages: Dutch, English, French, German.

Career

Member of the Second Chamber. 1971-1973, 1978-1980, since 1989. Minister for International Development Cooperation, 1973-1977.

Member of the European Parliament, 1973. Chairman, Inter-Governmental Group on Indonesia, 1973-1977, 1989-1992. Chairman, Committee on the Whole, 7th Special Session, General Assembly of the United Nations, New York, 1975.

Member, UNESCO Commission on International Communication Problems, (McBride Commission), 1977-1979. Deputy Secretary General, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Geneva, 1980-1985. Deputy Secretary General, United Nations Conference on Least Developed Countries.

Paris, 1981; member Socialist International Committee on Economic Policy, since 1984. Assistant Secretary General, United Nations, Geneva, 1985-1986. Chairman, Parly Committee on Economic Affairs, 1987-1989.

Deputy Chairman, Labour Party, 1987-1989. Minister for Development Co-operation, November since 1989. Lecturer, Erasmus University, Rotterdam and Research Fellow, Netherlands Economic Institute, Rotterdam, 1965-1971.

Member Inter-Univ. Working Group Evaluation Development Aid, 1966-1969. Lecturer. United Nations Asian Institute of Economic Planning, Bangkok, Thailand. 1968; member Editorial Board, Wending, 1969-1973.

Member Council Faculty of Economics, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, 197071. Member Editorial Board, International Spectator, (Development Series), 1970-1973. Member Missionary Council, Netherlands Reformed Church, 1970-1973.

Member World Council of Churches Commission on the Churches Participation on Development, Geneva, 1970-1984. Alternate Governor, World Bank, 1973-1977, since 1989. Member and treasurer.

Independent Commission on International Development Issues (Brandt Commission), 1977-1980. Professor Extraordinary, Theory and Practice of International Economic Policy, Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, 1978-1980. Chairman Advisory Group on Economic Matters, World Council of Churches, Geneva, 1978-1989.

Chairman, Editorial Board, UNCTAD Trade and Development Journal, 1980-1986. Member Board International School, Geneva, 1981-1986. Member Board, Radio Netherlands World Broadcasting, 1986-1989.

Member Editorial Board, Socialisme en Démocratie, 1986-1989. Professor Extraordinary, Theory and Practice of Democratic Socialism, University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Political Sciences, since 1989.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles on development policies and international economic issues to various publications.

Religion

Christian (Netherlands Reformed Church).

Membership

Member various committees Labour Party of Netherlands, since 1965, World Council Churches, 1968-1989.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Running, skiing.

Connections

Married Catharina Zuurmond, December 12, 1964. Children: Karin, Rochus.

father:
Jan Pronk

mother:
Elisabeth Hendrika (van Geel) Pronk

spouse:
Catharina Zuurmond

children:
Karin Pronk

Rochus Pronk