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Lakhdar Brahimi

Veteran United Nations Envoy and Advisor, The Elders

Biography

In his distinguished career, Lakhdar Brahimi has served as Algeria’s Foreign Minister and as Ambassador to Egypt and the UK. He mediated the end of Lebanon’s civil war. At the United Nations, he led the Observer Mission to South Africa when Nelson Mandela was elected and served in Haiti and Afghanistan. He led the creation of the Brahimi Report, with ambitious recommendations to improve UN peacekeeping. He is a member of The Elders, a group of senior statesmen created by Mandela.