Carl Bildt, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sweden

HE Carl Bildt, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sweden

Carl Bildt has been chosen as one of the two Presidents of the Conference on Facilitating the Entry into Force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT). The conference will take place on 23 September in New York. During its opening session, the conference will formally elect the Presidents.

Bildt was appointed the Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs in 2006. Between 1991 and 1994 he served as Sweden’s Prime Minister and was leader of the centre-right Moderate Party from 1986 to 1999. He was a member of the Riksdag, the Swedish Parliament, from 1979 to 2001.  

He has also been noted internationally as a mediator in the Balkan conflict, serving as the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for the Balkans from 1999 to 2001, as High Representative of the international community in Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1996 to 1997 and as the European Union's Special Representative for the Former Yugoslavia from 1995 to 1997. He also was an Advisor to the European Space Agency (ESA) and was a member of the International Balkan Commission.