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 CV of Mr. Karklins, President of WSIS Preparatory Committee for the Tunis Phase

Mr. Janis Karklins, President of WSIS PrepCom for the Tunis PhaseName
Janis Karklins

25-12-1962, Riga, Latvia

1969-1980: Secondary School Nr.39, Riga, Latvia
1980-1985: Riga Technical University, Faculty of Radio engineering, Riga, Latvia
1992: Training Program for Eastern European diplomats, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, USA


  • Past affiliations
    1991-1992: Chief of Administration, Department of Foreign Economic Relations, Riga, Latvia
    1992- until present: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia
    1992-1993 Undersecretary of State
    1993-1995 Counselor, Embassy of Latvia to Finland
    1995-1998 Counselor, Embassy of Latvia to France
    1998-2000 Undersecretary of State
    2000 - Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Latvia to the UN Office at Geneva
  • Other
    Vice-chair of the working Group of Constitutional Reform of the WIPO

    Vice-president of the Preparatory Committee of the World Summit of Information Society;
    First Vice-Chairman of the Council of the International Organization for Migration

    Chairman of the Council of the International Organization for Migration
  • Language skills
    Latvian – mother tongue
    English – proficient
    Russian – proficient
    French - good




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