UN High Commissioner for Refugees
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Degree in Electronic Engineering, Lisbon University. Portugal. 1973-74, Founder and Vice-President, Portuguese Association for Consumer Protection; 1976-83 and 1985-95, Member of Parliament; 1977-79, Chairman, Parliamentary Commission on Economy and Finance; 1981-83, Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe; 1983, Chairman, Parliamentary Commission on Demography, Migration and Refugees; 1988-91, Parliamentary Group Leader of the Socialist Party; 1992, Secretary-General, Socialist Party; Vice-President, Socialist International; 1995-2002, Prime Minister, Portugal; since 2005, current position.