United Nations

Interview with: Michael Williams

07 July 1998 Pt. 1 (46: 21)
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07 July 1998 Pt. 2 (22: 55)
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(United Kingdom, 1949 – )
Diplomat, International Civil Servant, and Strategy Scholar

Mr. Michael C. Williams was appointed United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2008. Prior to this position, he served as the Director of Human Rights in the United Nations Transitional Administration in Cambodia (UNTAC) in the early 1990s; and as expert on the Middle East, serving in various positions including UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, and as Secretary-General's Special Adviser on the Situation in the Middle East.

Before he began working with the United Nations, Mr. Williams spent time in different capacities and organizations, including: as the United Kingdom's Special Representative for the Middle East and Special Projects; and at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the BBC World Service and Amnesty International.

In this interview, conducted on 7 July 1998, Mr. Williams described his experiences as Director of UNTAC in Cambodia. At the time of this interview, Mr. Williams was serving as a Senior Fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies.


Posted in Cambodia Situation, UNTAC

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