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SCHLOETER-PAREDES, MARYLUZ was born on August 5, 1932 in Merida, Venezuela.


Universidad Central, Venezuela, 1952-1956, Licenciatora Sociology & Anthropology. University of Wisconsin, United States of America, 1956-1957, Master of Science Sociology & Anthropology. University of Madrid, 1957-1958.

Universidad Central, 1971, Master of Science Public Health. Spoken languages: English, French, Spanish.


Deputy Director, Division of External Rel, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Centre William Rappard since 1990. Head of Sub-Office, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Karachi, Pakistan, 1988-1990. Special Advisor on Refugee Women to Deputy High Commissioner, 1988, Head, Social Services Section, Division of Assistance, 1984-1987, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Geneva.

Director-General, Venezuelan Branch, International Social Service, 1974-1984. Professor, Fey of Economic & Social Sciences, Universidad Central de Venezuela, 1974-1984. Head of Urban Division, Division of Social Affairs, Ministry of Health & Social Assistance, Venezuela, 1970-1974.

Senior Officer, Fundasocial, Caracas, Venezuela, 1970.


Member Colegio de Sociologos de Venezuela, Caracas. Asociacion Antropologia Fisica, Caracas. Asociacion de Instituciones de Asistencia al Nifio у Familia.

Fundacion Mendoza, Caracas.


  • Other Interests

    International and internal migration and related social problems. Medical anthropology (traditional practitioners). Multisectoral interventions and assistance to refugees.

    Liberal arts; literature. Socio-political essays. Travelling.