The Jury

Lakhdar Brahimi

former Joint Special Representative of the UN and the Arab League in Syria, former UN Special Envoy in Iraq, former UN Special Representative in Afghanistan

Lakhdar Brahimi is among the most prominent human rights and peace advocates in the word. Building on a commendable array of experiences in international relations including having served as Undersecretary General of the Arab League from 1984-1991 and as the Algerian Minister for Foreign Affairs from 1991 until 1993. Brahimi was strongly involved in putting an end to the Lebanese civil war in 1989, he played an important part in establishing the interim Iraqi government in 2004 and served asSpecial Advisor and Undersecretary General of the United Nations from 2004-2005. In addition, he has worked as the UN`s special envoy to South Africa, Haiti and Afghanistan. From 2012-2014, Lakhdar Brahimi was the United Nations and Arab League Special Envoy for Syria. Due to his contributions to international peacekeeping and conflict resolution Lakhdar Brahimi is a member of The Elders: a group consisting of independent global leaders working together for peace and human rights.