Peter Jankowitsch

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Person.png Peter Jankowitsch  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(politician, diplomat)
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BornJuly 10, 1933
Vienna, Austria
Alma materUniversity of Vienna, The Hague Academy of International Law
Member ofBilderberg/Steering committee
PartySocial Democratic Party of Austria
One of the closest collaborators of Chancellor Bruno Kreisky, ex-Bilderberg Steering committee

Employment.png Austrian Foreign Minister

In office
16 June 1986 - 21 January 1987

Dr. Peter Jankowitsch is a former Austrian Foreign Minister and member of the Bilderberg Steering committee.

Early Career

After studying law at the University of Vienna, where he was awarded a Dr. iuris, Peter Jankowitsch joined the Austrian Foreign Ministry in 1957. His political career began as Co-founder of the European Youth Campaign in 1953, and chairman of the Association of Socialist Students (VSStÖ) at university. (When looking for deep state connections, these two organizations are interesting starting points. The European Youth Campaign was fully funded by a CIA front organization, the American Committee on United Europe[1])

In 1964 he opened - as the youngest Austrian ambassador in recent history - Austria's first embassy in Francophone Africa in Dakar (Senegal). In 1970 he became head of the cabinet of Federal Chancellor Bruno Kreisky, and became one of whose closest collaborators. In 1972 he moved as Permanent representative (chief delegate) of Austria to the United Nations in New York (until 1978). In this function he was Austria's first representative on the United Nations Security Council until 1974, and its rotating chairman in Nov-Dec 1973. In 1972 Peter Jankowitsch also took over the chairmanship of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS). 1978-83 Jankowitsch was Permanent Representative of Austria to the OECD in Paris.

Foreign Minister

In 1983 he moved to the Austrian National Council and was International Secretary of the SPÖ. 1986–1987 he became Foreign Minister under Franz Vranitzky(Cabinet I), and then December 1990– April 1992 first Secretary of State for Europe (Integration and Development Cooperation).

In 1993 he returned to the diplomatic service and was again permanent representative to the OECD and the European Space Agency until 1998. He worked hard to open it up to the 'new democracies' of Eastern and Central Europe. As the lead co-negotiator of the Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI), he endeavored to achieve a “fair balance between winners and losers” of globalization. During this time, Jankowitsch also chaired the EFTA Parliamentary Assembly , the Austria-EC Joint Parliamentary Committee and the Human Rights Commission of the Socialist International (SI). He dealt with concerns of the developing countries in the Socialist International at the side of its President Willy Brandt. He was also co-chair of the SI's first Africa committee. He was also an observer of Austria at the Movement of Non-Aligned States (NAM) and the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie and headed the Vienna Institute for Development Issues and Cooperation (VIDC) founded by Bruno Kreisky.

Since 1998 Jankowitsch has been Secretary General of the Austro-French Center for Rapprochement in Europe (OEFZ) and President of the Austria Vietnam Society (GÖV). He is also President of the Jerusalem Foundation in Austria , Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Aerospace Agency, and Honorary President of the Austrian Society for European Politics. Since 2008 Jankowitsch has also been Vice President of the non-partisan Austrian Society for Foreign Policy and the United Nations (ÖGAVN). [2]

Most important of all, Peter Jankowitsch was a member of the Bilderberg Steering committee.


Events Participated in

Bilderberg/198313 May 198315 May 1983Canada
Château Montebello
The 31st Bilderberg, held in Canada
Bilderberg/19883 June 19885 June 1988Austria
The 36th meeting, 114 participants
Bilderberg/198912 May 198914 May 1989Spain
La Toja Island
37th Bilderberg meeting, 110 guests
Bilderberg/199010 May 199013 May 1990New York
Glen Cove
38th Bilderberg meeting, 119 guests
Bilderberg/19916 June 19919 June 1991Germany
Steigenberger Hotel Badischer Hof
The 39th Bilderberg, 114 guests
Bilderberg/199221 May 199224 May 1992France
Royal Club Evian
The 40th Bilderberg. It had 121 participants.
Bilderberg/199322 April 199325 April 1993Greece
Nafsika Astir Palace Hotel
The 41st Bilderberg, held in Greece
Bilderberg/19942 June 19945 June 1994Finland
The 42nd Bilderberg, in Helsinki.