1976-90, Founder, Executive Director and President, Latin American Institute for Transnational Studies; 1985-90, Founder and Secretary-General, South American Peace Commission, actively involved in restoration of democracy in Chile; 1990-99, Chilean Permanent Representative to UN, New York; 1993-94 and 1998-99, President, ECOSOC; proposed, and chaired Preparatory Committee; 1995, World Summit for Social Development; 1996 and 1997, President, Security Council; 1996-99, chaired board of UN Research Institute for Social Development; 1999-2012, Director General of the International Labour Organizatio, first representative of southern hemisphere to head ILO: promoted Decent Work as a global objective which became goal 8 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; 2003, created World Commission on Social Dimension of Globalization, first official body to look systematically at social impact of globalization; 2009 Government, employer and worker representatives approved ILO Global Jobs Pact to address financial crisis. 2009, ILO invited to participate in G-20 Summits representing institution till 2012. 2013, special adviser to Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, 2014 to present, Director of the Diplomatic Academy of Chile; 2016 co-Chair of Independant team of Advisers to Un Economic and Social Council. Member of the NetPlus group of the Club de Madrid. 2012-2017 member of the Peace and Justice Council of the Vatican. Recipient of awards and honorary doctorates.