Pierre Schori

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Jean-Pierre Olov Schori (born 14 October 1938 in Norrköping) is a Swedish diplomat of Swiss heritage. For many years Pierre Schori was international secretary in the Swedish Social Democratic Party and a close assistant to Swedish prime minister Olof Palme. Schori, a friend and contemporary of Bernt Carlsson, assisted Palme in the Socialist International movement and took part in the struggle against the fascist rule in Greece, Portugal and Spain.

Pierre Schori was Secretary-General of Sweden's foreign ministry 1982–91, later member of the cabinet 1994–99 and Deputy Foreign Minister responsible for issues of foreign aid and migration, Social Democratic member of the European Parliament, and Sweden's ambassador to the United Nations.

Pierre Schori was appointed election supervisor in Zimbabwe's 2002 election by the European Union. He was also suggested as the United Nations' administrator for Kosovo, but never became one after protests from the United States. They objected to Schori's prior support for Fidel Castro and other socialist regimes. Schori responded by accusing the Bush administration of "McCarthyism" [1]. In April 2005 Pierre Schori was appointed Special Representative for United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI) by United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan. He was succeeded at UNOCI by Choi Young-jin from South Korea in October 2007.

Since March 2007, Pierre Schori has been Director-General of FRIDE (Fundación para las Relaciones Internacionales y el Diálogo Exterior), a think-tank based in Madrid.

Schori is sympathetically portrayed as Peter Sorman in the fellow 1968-radical Jan Guillou's Hamilton novels, with a clearly anti-imperialist attitude, at least as critical against the United States as against China or the Soviet Union.

In a TV interview on 22 February 2004 the Israeli ambassador to Sweden, Zvi Mazel, called Schori and Sweden's former Foreign Minister Sten Andersson "professional anti-Israelis".[1]



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