Short Bio Dr.Michael Platzer

Dr. Michael Platzer

Dr. Michael Platzer is Co-Chair of the Coalition of Faith-based Organizations for Justice.  He held many senior positions  in the United Nations Secretariat for 34 years, in the Office of the Secretary-General, in Human Rights, Development, Habitat, Centre for Social Development, and Office of Drugs and Crime   Dr Platzer  studied Theology at Union Theological Seminary and Law at Cornell University.  He  has taught at several universities and instituted a number of youth organizations dedicated to the study of United Nations.  Dr. Platzer has advised the International Commission of Catholic Prison Pastoral Care and worked with foreign prisoners in Austria and the Caribbean. He  helped with the integration of Syrian refugees into Austrian society.

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