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Pérez-Guerrero, Manuel

(Venezuela, 1911 – 1985) International Civil Servant, Government Official Manuel Pérez-Guerrero had a long and distinguished career for some fifty years as an international civil servant and as a high-level government official in Venezuela. His international career began in the mid-1930s with the League of Nations and continued in the United Nations System, including the [...]

Posted in Foreign Policy, International Organizations, UN 1945 International Conference

Otunnu, Olara A

(Uganda, 1950 – ) Diplomat, Civil Servant In 1980, noted diplomat and international civil servant, Olara Otunnu, was appointed as the Permanent Representative of Uganda to the United Nations. During his five year term, Mr. Otunnu served as the President of the United Nations Security Council in 1981. In the same year he became the Chairman [...]

Posted in Appointment of Officials, International Organizations

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 [...]

Posted in Congo Question, International Organizations

Lundquist, Oliver

(United States of America, 1916 – 2009) Architect, Industrial Designer Oliver Lincoln Lundquist was an American architect and industrial designer who led the team which was responsible for the design of the United Nations emblem.   At the request of the organizers of the San Francisco Conference, the U.S. State Department asked the Office of Strategic [...]

Posted in International Organizations, United Nations Charter