Makoto Taniguchi (谷口 誠, Taniguchi Makoto, 1930 -) is a Japanese diplomat and academic, a former Ambassador of Japan to the United Nations and a former Chairman of UNICEF in 1988.
He received a B.A. and an M.A. from Hitotsubashi University, and then earned a B.A. at St John's College, Cambridge in 1959. He joined the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1959, and served in international organizations including the United Nations, GATT and the OECD. He was Ambassador of Japan to the United Nations from 1986 to 1989. In this capacity, he was also Vice Chairman (1987–1988) and Chairman (1988) of the UNICEF Executive Board at the international level.He was Deputy Secretary-General of OECD from 1990 to 1996. After retiring from the diplomatic service he became professor in the Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies at Waseda University.
Hisashi Owada is a former Japanese jurist, diplomat and law professor, and served as a judge on the International Court of Justice from 2003 until June 7, 2018, and was President of the Court from 2009 to 2012. He is the father-in-law of the incumbent Emperor of Japan, Naruhito.
Hitotsubashi University is a national university specialized in the social sciences in Tokyo, Japan with about 4,500 undergraduate students and about 2,100 postgraduate students. The university has campuses in Kunitachi, Kodaira, and Chiyoda.
Professor İhsan Doğramacı was a Turkish paediatrician, entrepreneur, philanthropist, educationalist and college administrator of Iraqi Turkmen descent born in Arbil, Iraq, then Ottoman Empire.
The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, or the Graduate Institute, abbreviated IHEID, is a government-accredited postgraduate institution of higher education located in Geneva, Switzerland.
Lieutenant Colonel Boniface Guwa Chidyausiku is a Zimbabwean diplomat who served as Zimbabwe's Ambassador to Russia from 2011 to 2015. Chidyausiku participated in the Zimbabwe Liberation War as a member of ZANLA from 1975 to 1980, which led to the attainment of National Independence and multiracial democracy. He was attested and commissioned with the rank of Lt Colonel in the Zimbabwe National Army. He went back to college in 1982 and obtained a BA History [Honours] Degree, and a Master of Science Degree in International Relations from the University of Zimbabwe.
Torild Skard is a Norwegian psychologist, politician for the Socialist Left Party, a former Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a former Chairman of UNICEF.
Zina Harman was an Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset for the Alignment between 1969 and 1974 and as Chairman of UNICEF from 1964 to 1966.
Sir Arthur "Richard" Jolly, is a leading development economist who was named one of the fifty key thinkers globally in this field of economics.
Rajnikant Shankarrao Arole was born in Supa in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, India on 10 July 1934, the second child of Shankar and Leelawati Salve Arole. His parents were both schoolteachers and his father became Inspector of Schools. The Aroles raised their three sons and four daughters in the faith of the Church of England, inculcating in them Christian ethical and spiritual values that have guided Rajnikant through a lifetime of public service.
Sir Edward Ronald Walker, generally known as Ronald Walker, was an Australian diplomat and economist who served as Australia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Ambassador to Germany, Japan, and France.
Margarita Diéguez Armas is a Mexican diplomat, and a former Ambassador of Mexico to the United Nations and Chairman of UNICEF.
Arabang P. (A.P.) Maruping is a Lesotho civil servant and diplomat. She served as Chairman of UNICEF at the international level from 1987 to 1988. She resigned April 1988 and was replaced by Makoto Taniguchi for the remainder of the term. She was also a member of the UNICEF/WHO Joint Committee on Health Policy. In Lesotho she was Director of Health Services. She was also Regional Advisor for Child and Adolescent Health at the WHO Regional Office for Africa.
Mehdi Danesh-Yazdi is currently an Iranian attorney-at-law and a member of the Iranian Central Bar Association. He previously served as the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Administrative and Financial Affairs of Iran until his retirement in January 2018. He served as Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York from 1995 to 1999 and also 2003 to 2008 and Ambassador to Sweden from 1987 to 1992. At the international level, he served as President of the UNICEF Executive Board in 2005 and as Chairman of the United Nations Commission for Social Development in 2006. He was the President of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization from 2014 to 2015.He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Director for the Department of Treaties in 1982.
Jenö Staehelin is a Swiss diplomat and lawyer. He has served as the first Swiss Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York from 2002 to 2004 and as President of the UNICEF Executive Board at the international level in 2003. He was Vice President of the European Patent Office in Munich from 1977 to 1984. He has formerly been Swiss Ambassador to Japan from 1993 to 1997.
Maurizio Bucci is an Italian diplomat, a former Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York of Italy and a former Chairman of UNICEF (1986–1987).
Hugo Scheltema was a Dutch diplomat. He served as Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, as Chairman of the United Nations Economic and Social Council in 1979 and as Chairman of UNICEF from 1982 to 1983. He was also Ambassador to Iraq, Indonesia and Belgium earlier in his career.
Narciso G. Reyes was a Filipino diplomat and author. He served as Chairman of UNICEF from 1972 to 1974 and as Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations from 1980 to 1982. Reyes also served as Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Ambassador to the United Kingdom, China and other countries.
Mahmood Shafqat was a Pakistani diplomat. He served as Chairman of UNICEF from 1957 to 1958. He served at the Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations in New York during the 1950s and 1960s, including as Alternate Permanent Representative. He later served as Pakistan's Ambassador to Algeria, Poland and France from 1974. He was also Pakistan's Permanent Delegate to UNESCO from 1974 to 1976.
Antonio Ordoñez-Plaja (1919–2012) was a Colombian surgeon, sociologist, politician and United Nations official. He served as Minister of Public Health in the Government of Colombia from 1966 to 1970 and as Chairman of UNICEF at the international level from 1976 to 1977.