Ambassador Walter Fust
Ambassador Fust is Chairman of UNESCO’s International Program for Development of Communication (IPDC), which is a multilateral forum within the U.N. system designed to mobilize and promote media development in developing countries. He is also Chairman of the Globethnics.net initiative, a worldwide ethics network that provides an electronic platform for ethical reflection and action based in Geneva. Ambassador Fust served as Head of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) from 1993 to 2008. From 2008-2010, Ambassador Fust served as CEO and Director of the Global Humanitarian Forum in Geneva. From 1990 to 1993 he served as Secretary General of the Ministry of Interior (Science, Research, Higher Education, Environment, Social Insurance, Public Health, Culture, Statistics, Constructions, and Federal Archives, etc). Ambassador Fust had also previously served as Managing Director of the Swiss Trade Promotion Office (OSEC) in Zürich and Lausanne.