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Holtz english



Prof. Dr. HOLTZ Uwe

Honorary President of the FP-AP

born on the 19th of March, 1944, at Graudenz ( Western Prussia)

Place of residence: D - 53125 Bonn, 23 In der Wehrhecke

Tel.: +49 228 25 50 32 - Fax: +49 228 25 94 85


Professor of Political Science at the University of Bonn, senior fellow at
the Bonn Centre for Development Research and development consultant.
He graduated from the University of Cologne in 1967 and got his PhD in 1969
(magna cum laude. Major: Spanish and French literature. Minor: Anglo-American
history; Ancient history). Assistant professor for modern history at the university
of Kiel from 1969 to 1972. 


From 1972 Holtz was for 22 years a member of the German Parliament (where
he chaired the Development Cooperation Committee from 1974 to 1994) and
of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
(CoE) - he presided its
Committee on Economic Affairs and Development from 1992 to 1995.

1973 and 1992: active in the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). Served on several
boards, including the EBG Company for Electro-Magnetic Materials, Bochum, and
the International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, D.C., up to 1999/2000.

2000-2002: President of the European Association of former members of Parliament
of the member states of the Council of Europe or of the European Union

Currently he is an honorary member of the CoE and the IPU, permanent NGO representative

to the CoE on behalf of the Society for International Development (SID), member of the SPD

commission "One World", Board member of the Centre for International Cooperation Bonn

(CIC), member of the UN-Panel of Eminent Personalities to consider the
poverty-environment nexus as well as vice-chair of the German Former
Parliamentarians Association and honorary president of the European Association of former MPs.

Publications: Books on French and Spanish literature, Development Policy, the
Council of Europe, and German and Brazilian history.


Great cross of merit: Germany, Mexico, Spain, and Chile; "Pro Merito" medal
of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe; order of merit: North

Marital status: Married, two children: a daughter and a son