Mohamed ElBaradei

Mohamed ElBaradei

Member since 2008

Dr Mohamed ElBaradei is an advocate for peace, freedom and democracy and human rights. He is Director General Emeritus of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and served as Director General between 1997 and 2009.

Dr ElBaradei previously served in the Egyptian Diplomatic Service, taking part in policy and legal activities of organizations including the UN General Assembly, the Security Council, the Conference on Disarmament, the Commission on Human Rights and the International Labor Organization. From 1974 to 1978, Dr ElBaradei was a special assistant and legal advisor to the Foreign Minister of Egypt.

Dr ElBaradei has been a board member of many organisations including The Global Citizenship Commission, Transparency International, the International Crisis Group, the Coalition of Dialogue on Africa, the UN High-Level Commission on HIV Prevention, the Global leadership Foundation and the Global Commission on Drug Policy.

In 2005, Dr ElBaradei and the IAEA were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for efforts to prevent nuclear energy being used for military purposes. He is also the recipient of various awards including the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Medal, the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development, the Prize for Statesmanship of Friends of Europe and the Order of the Nile. He is also the recipient of several Honoris Causa degrees and national decorations.