United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees; Prime Minister of Portugal (1995-2002)
Antonio Guterres


António Guterres was the UN High Commissioner for Refugees from 2005 to 2010, and Prime Minister of Portugal from 1995 to 2002, involved in the international effort in East Timor. He was President of the European Council in early 2000, leading adoption of the Lisbon Agenda, and co-chaired the first EU-Africa summit. He founded the Portuguese Refugee Council (1991), and was a member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (1991–93) and Chairman of the Committee on Demography, Migration and Refugees. He was President and Vice-President (1992–2005) of Socialist International, a worldwide organization of social democratic political parties.