Carl-Johan Groth

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Carl-Johan Groth “is a Swedish diplomat who retired from the Foreign Service in 1996 after a 37-year career. His first diplomatic assignments were in Madrid and Canberra (1960-1964). Subsequently, he was chargé d´affaires in Havana (1969-1972) and Santiago de Chile (1973-1976), in between he served for a short while as Consul General in Rio de Janeiro (1973), an later on as Ambassador to Pakistan (1979-82) and Denmark (1990-1996). He also served as assistant under secretary (political affairs) in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1976-1979).

“Ambassador Groth was Deputy Chief of Mission of the Swedish delegation to the International Organizations in Geneva (1983-1986). In this capacity he was the head of the Swedish delegation to the Human Rights Commission's Sessions in Geneva (1984-1986) and delegate to the United Nations General Assembly, with responsibility for certain HR resolutions (1984-1986). As assistant under secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he headed the Multilateral Division in the Department of International Development Cooperation and was responsible for economic, social, and humanitarian issues in the United Nations system as well as in the international development banks.

“In 1991, Mr. Groth participated in the UN mission on Human Rights to El Salvador. In 1992, he was appointed UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Cuba; this mandate closed in March 1998. In 1998-1999, he participated in missions as a consultant for the Raoul Wallenberg Institute's Human Rights Awareness Raising Program in Uganda.

“Carl-Johan Groth is currently a senior advisor to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Southern Sweden.” [1]

In 2003 he was a board member of the Memory, Truth and Justice: Comparative Perspectives on National Reconciliation.

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