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(born 1950 in Basel) is a Swiss diplomat noted for her service with
international aid and peacekeeping missions; a 2003 profile in the
monthly magazine of the Neue Z rcher Zeitung called her
"Switzerland's outstanding diplomat." She was charged with leading
the European Union investigation into the causes of the 2008 South
Ossetia War. After joining the Swiss diplomatic service in 1982,
Tagliavini served in the Directorate of Political Affairs of the
Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and was posted to The Hague.
She was a member of the first Organization for Security and
Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Assistance Group to Chechnya in 1995.
In 1996, she served as Minister and Deputy Head of Mission of the
Swiss embassy in Moscow. From 1998 to 1999, she was the Deputy Head
of the United Nations Observer Mission in Georgia (Unomig).
Returning to Switzerland in 1999, she was appointed head of Human
Rights and Humanitarian Policy in the Department of Foreign
Affairs. After a stint as Personal Representative of the OSCE
Chairperson-in-Office for the Caucasus from 2000 to 2001,
Tagliavini served as Swiss Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina
from 2001 to 2002, and was asked by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan
to head Unomig in 2002. She served in that position until 2006,
when she returned to Berne to assume the position of deputy head of
the Directorate of Political Affairs in the Department of Foreign
Affairs. Late 2009/early 2010 Tagliavini lead the OSCE Election
Observation Mission during the 2010 Ukrainian presidential
elections. On 21 November 2008, it was announced that Federal
Councillor Micheline Calmy-Rey, the head of the Department of
Foreign Affairs, had agreed t...More: http:
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