Max Jakobson

Max Jakobson (born September 30, 1923 in Viipuri, Finland, now Vyborg, Russia) is a retired Finnish Jewish diplomat and journalist.

Jakobson began his career as a journalist. He worked at the BBC. From 1953 to 1974 he was employed by the Finnish foreign ministry, eventually acting as Finland's ambassador to the United Nations and Sweden. He helped shape Finland's policy of neutrality during the Cold War.

In 1971 Jakobson was a candidate for the post of United Nations Secretary-General. His candidacy failed, ostensibly because of a Soviet Union veto.

Jakobson has been active as a commentator on Finnish politics, having written several books and numerous articles on Finnish political history and contemporary Finnish politics.

He has acted as chairman of the Estonian International Commission for Investigation of Crimes Against Humanity investigating Communist and Nazi crimes in Estonia.

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