Thomas Greminger

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Thomas Greminger (Head of Political Affairs Division IV / Human Security; Chairman of the Centre for Peace Promotion (Swiss Peace))

"Ambassador Greminger joined the diplomatic service of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs in 1990 after completing his studies in history, economics and political science at the University of Zurich (PhD). He started his diplomatic career as an attaché at the Swiss Embassy in Tel Aviv. In 1992 he became diplomatic adviser for development policy at the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). He was a co-author of the Federal Council's Guidelines North-South and deputy-head of the division in charge of their implementation in SDC. In 1996, he was promoted to head of the Development Policy and Research Division of SDC and Secretary of the Federal Council's Consultative Commission for International Cooperation. From 1999 to 2001, he was chargé d'affaires of the Swiss Embassy in Maputo and country-director of Switzerland's development cooperation program in Mozambique. On his return to headquarters he became deputy-head of Political Affairs Division IV, in charge of the Peace Policy and Human Security Section." [1]

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  1. International Task Force on Preventive Diplomacy, East West Institute, accessed February 26, 2008.