Alvaro de Soto, during his 25-year career at the UN which ended in 2007, led the negotiations that resulted in the 1992 peace accords ending the decade-long war in El Salvador and the 1999-2004 negotiations on Cyprus. He was also Special Envoy for Myanmar and Special Representative for Western Sahara. His final assignment, from 2005 to 2007, was as UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process. He is a Senior Fellow at the Ralph Bunche Institute and an Associate Fellow at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy and a member of the Global Leadership Foundation.
Source: University Programs and Events Planning Resources, September 2009