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Louise Fréchette

Former Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations

Madame Louise Fréchette is a former Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). She was Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1998-2006. Prior to serving at the UN, Mme. Fréchette was Ambassador to Argentina and Uruguay (1985-1988), Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations (1992-1994), Associate Deputy Minister of Finance (1995) and Deputy Minister of National Defence (1995-1998). Mme. Fréchette was a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Commission of Eminent Persons on nuclear energy challenges and the future of the IAEA, which produced its report in May 2008. In September 2008, she was made a member of the Advisory Board to the International Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament established by the governments of Australia and Japan. Mme. Fréchette is Chair of the Board of Directors of the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre, a vice-chair of CARE Canada and a member of the Global Leadership Foundation. She is an Officer of the Order of Canada.

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