7 April 2005
New Permanent Representative of International Centre for Migration Policy Development Presents Credentials
VIENNA, 7 April (UN Information Service) The new Permanent Observer of the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) to the United Nations (Vienna), Gottfried Zürcher, presented his credentials today to Antonio Maria Costa, Director-General, UNOV.
ICMPD is an intergovernmental organization with an observer status in the United Nations General Assembly.
Mr. Zürcher has served in many capacities in the course of his career, including as: Acting Director-General, ICMPD (2004); Deputy Director-General, ICMPD (2002-04); Vice Director, Swiss Federal Office for Refugees (1991-2002); Senior Legal Advisor for the Swiss Federal Office for Refugees (1984-91); Head of Swiss Asylum section (1981-84) and Migration Policy Officer for the Swiss Federal Office for Refugees (1979-81).
Mr. Zürcher graduated as an Attorney-in-law in 1981. He is married and has one child.
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