© UNESCO, Rodolphe Imhoof, Switzerland

Chairperson: Rodolphe S. Imhoof, Switzerland

The Chairperson of the Education Commission of the 36th Session of the General Conference of UNESCO is Rodolphe Imhoof, Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Switzerland to UNESCO and personal representative of the President of Switzerland to the International Organisation of La Francophonie.

Born in 1947, Mr Imhoof joined the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs in 1973. A Doctor in law of the University of Geneva, he held positions with the Swiss Delegation to the OECD, the Swiss Embassy in Beijing, the International Public Law Division in Berne and, as First Secretary, in the Swiss embassies in Greece and Germany. In 1996, he was nominated Ambassador to Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama, and from 2002, Ambassador and Chief of the Political Division for Asia and Oceania in Berne. From 2006 to 2009 he was Swiss Ambassador to Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar.

Mr Imhoof speaks several languages. He is the author of numerous scientific publications as well as articles, conference papers and interviews on the foreign policy and constitutional regime of Switzerland.


  • Ms Kandia Kamissoko Camara, Côte d’Ivoire
  • Ms Ana Rita Guzmán, Dominican Republic
  • Mr Ali Ahmad Al Tarrah, Kuwait
  • M. Ali Ghani, Malaysia 

Rapporteur: Georgia

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