Walther Lichem

Walther Lichem is currently engaged in different global issues related programmes and institutions including online course programmes on the UN (UNITAR), the development of human rights cities (PDHRE) and as president of Inter Press Service (IPS). He served as Austria's Ambassador to Chile (1980-1984) and Canada (1993-2000).

The United Nations Secretariat was first to involve academia in issue articulation programmes, conferences and the drafting of reports dealing with either new global programme areas or with specific policy issues reflecting the changing membership of the United Nations.