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Bellinghen, Jean Paul van

(Belgium) Diplomat Jean Paul van Bellinghen served as part of the Belgian Delegation to the United Nations from 1961 to 1962. During the Congo Crisis, he was working at the Belgian Embassy in Washington, D.C., dealing with economic matters and played a critical role in public information and with the American press. Here, in the interviews [...]

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Åström, Sverker

(Sweden, 1915 – ) Diplomat Sverker Åström started his career in foreign service as an attaché at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. He served in the Swedish Mission, first to the Soviet Union and then in Kuybyshev from 1940 to 1943. He became secretary of legation at the Swedish embassy in Washington, D.C in 1946. He [...]

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Schachter, Oscar

(United States of America, 1915-2003) Legal Advisor, Civil Servant Oscar Schachter considers himself as the first United Nations staff member to be given a permanent appointment.  Serving as the Organization's legal advisor, from 1946 to 1953 in the temporary location in Hunter College, his assumption may not be far from the truth.  Mr. Schachter served as [...]

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