Mohammad Khodadadi was born in 1948 in Mashhad, Iran. After finishing high school he went to The US for higher education. He graduated from Hayward State University in California in 1977 in sociology and later did sociological research and field work in Mexico, El Salvador and Canada. After the Islamic revolution in Iran he worked in Iranian National TV as a news editor and later served as a diplomat at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran for 26 years. He has participated in numerous international conferences around the world. He has also penned six theses on international and regional organizations.
Official Duties and Work Experiences:
Secretary General of the Asian Mayors Forum (2011 present) Acting Secretary General of the Asian Mayors Forum (2008-2011) Senior Advisor to the Mayor of Tehran on International Affairs (2007-2010) Deputy Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Switzerland (2004 2007) Director of International Relations Office at The School of International Relations of The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Islamic Republic of Iran (2002-2004) Iran’s Executive Representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague (1998-2001) Director of the UN Department at the Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1995 1998) Deputy Ambassador and Chargé d’Affaires of embassy of Iran in Paris (1990 1994) Director of the Office of Islamic and Regional Organizations at the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Iran (1986 -1990) Head of the Mission at the Iranian Embassy in Australia (1982 1985) Chair of the News and Information Unit at the Iranian National TV and Radio (1980 – 1982)
French Language, University of Sorbonne, Paris 1991-1992
Persian, English, French
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