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Peter Sutherland Peter Sutherland is United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for International Migration, a position he has held since 2006. A native of Ireland, Sutherland was Previously attorney general of Ireland, associated with the Fine Gael party. He is also senior counsel to the Irish Bar. Mr. Sutherland has also served as chairman of Goldman Sachs International, European Commissioner for Competition, and director general of GATT and then of The World Trade Organization. He is currently chairman of the London School of Economics. He was also a member of the UN Commission on Human Security and has been chairman of the European Institute of Public Administration. He earlier served as Chairman of BP plc. In 1989, he was the Heffernan Visiting Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. His current academic posts include Visiting Professor at University College, Dublin, and Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels. He has received honorary degrees from the National University of Ireland, St. Louis University, Dublin City University, and Holy Cross University. In 1988, he was the first EC Commissioner to receive the Gold Medal of the European Parliament. His other awards include the First European Law Prize (Paris 1988), the Grand Cross of Civil Merit (Spain 1989), and the Grand Cross of King Leopold I (Belgium 1989), the New Zealand Commemorative Medal (1990), Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur (France 1993), and Commandeur du Wissam (Morocco 1994).