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Biography of Ogata Sadako (1927-VVVV)


Japanese politics, born in 1976, Commissioner of the United Nations for Refugees (UNHCR) between 1990 and 2000, who was Prince of Asturias Award for international cooperation in 1991.

The fact that his father was a diplomat made that Sadako was educated abroad, mainly in Beijing and London, making it an unusual case among Japanese women. He studied political science at the University of the sacred heart of Tokyo and Ph.d. at the University of California Berkeley, after which he completed his training with master's degree in international relations at University of Washington.

From 1976 to 1979 he served as first Ambassador of Japan to the United Nations; It has also been representative of the Japanese Government to the Commission of human rights of the United Nations in Geneva, and he has chaired the Council of administration of the United Nations Fund for children, UNICEF. Their work within the UN have focused on getting the respect for human rights and for refugees; Thus, the success obtained in various missions (Indochina, Burma, etc) made the Secretary general of the UN, Pérez de Cuéllar, proposed it in 1990 to fill a controversial post, the chairmanship of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), since for that Indian Virendra Dayal's candidacy had been challenged by the United States and other countries. He renewed the charge in 1995 and at the end of 2000 gave witness to the former Dutch Minister Ruud Lubbers. Until he became Commissioner of UNHCR, Sadako Ogata served as the Dean of the Faculty of foreign studies and the Chair of higher education on peace and development in Asia of the Sofia University in Tokyo. The prosecution witness gave to former Dutch Minister Ruud Lubbers.


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