Pierre Schori is a Swedish diplomat with vast experience in foreign affairs, development cooperation and peacekeeping operations. He served as Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of the UN peace-keeping force in Côte d’Ivoire 2005-2007.
Schori was Minister for International Development Cooperation, Migration and Asylum Policy, and Deputy Foreign Minister between 1994 and 1999. In 2000, he was appointed Swedish Ambassador to the United Nations, a position he held until 2004. After that he was visiting scholar at Adelphi University as Distinguished Visiting Professor. He is presently the chair of the Olof Palme Memorial Fund. He is a member of the the European Council on Foreign Affairs and of the board of trustees of The NorwegianCentre for Conflict resolution.