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Category Archives: Javier Pérez de Cuéllar

Ros, Enrique

(Argentina) Diplomat Mr. Enrique Ros was the Vice-Minister of the Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs who led the Argentine side in the diplomatic efforts of United Nations to solve the crisis that followed Argentine army's seizure of The Falkland Islands/Las Malvinas on 2 April 1982. In this interview, conducted on 1 November 1990, Mr. Ros discussed the negotiations between Argentina and the United Kingdom, the failed proposal [...]

Posted in Falklands/Malvinas War, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar

Parsons, Anthony Sir

(United Kingdom, 1922 – 1996) Diplomat Sir Anthony Parsons represented Britain during negotiations at the United Nations throughout the 1982 Falklands War between Britain and Argentina. After the Falklands War ended, Sir Anthony retired from diplomatic service and became a leading adviser on foreign affairs to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Sir Parsons had a long [...]

Posted in Falklands/Malvinas War, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar

Leprette, Jacques

(France 1920 – 2004) Diplomat From 1971 to 1974, Jacques Leprette served as Director of the United Nations and International Organizations in the French Foreign Office where he was involved in the election of Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim. Mr. Leprette continued his involvement with the United Nations in 1976 when he was appointed Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations Security Council, serving two [...]

Posted in Israel-Arab War (1973), Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Kurt Waldheim

Kittani, Ismat

(Iraq, 1929 – 2001) Politician, Diplomat Ismat Kittani began his career with the United Nations in 1958 when he was appointed Acting Permanent Representative of Iraq to United Nations Headquarters. In 1961 he was reassigned to serve as Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations Office in Geneva. In 1964, Mr. Kittani returned to New York to join the UN Secretariat, [...]

Posted in Iraq, Iraq-Iran War, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar

Kirkpatrick, Jeane

(United States of America, 1926 – 2006) Diplomat Mrs. Jeane Jordan Kirkpatrick was appointed United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations by President Ronald Reagan in 1981. She held this position until 1985. This appointment made Mrs. Kirkpatrick the first woman to serve as chief United States representative at the United Nations. During her time at the United Nations, Mrs. Kirkpatrick also served as a member of President Reagan's Cabinet. [...]

Posted in Falklands/Malvinas War, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar

Goulding, Marrack

(United Kingdom, 1936 – 2010) Diplomat, International Civil Servant From 1986 to 1993 Sir Marrack Goulding served as Under Secretary General for Special Political Affairs, overseeing the peacekeeping operations of the United Nations. During this time, under Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Sir Marrack presided over the creation of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO). Then, in March of 1993 he was reassigned to [...]

Posted in Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Cambodia Situation, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Namibia Question, Nicaragua, Peacekeeping Operations, Political Affairs

Sills, Joe

(United States of America) Former Spokesperson for Secretary-General Before working with the United Nations, Joe Sills worked in the international division with Morgan Guarantee Trust Company in New York. In 1973, he became vice president of the United Nations Association. Mr. Sills came to work at the United Nations Secretariat as Deputy Director of the Press [...]

Posted in Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Communication Media, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar

Berlin, Mike

(United States of America) Journalist, Educator Michael Berlin started covering the United Nations as a correspondent for the New York Post in 1967, in the midst of the Six-Day War in the Middle-East. This assignment started a major component of his almost 30-year journalism career; he specialized in diplomatic coverage of the United Nations for [...]

Posted in Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Journalism, Kurt Waldheim

Dayal, Virendra

(India, 1935 – ) Civil Servant After serving as a civil servant for the Government of India, Virendra Dayal began his almost 30 year career at the United Nations in 1965 by joining the Office of the United Nations Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).  During his time in UNHCR, Mr. Dayal worked as Executive Assistant to the [...]

Posted in Iraq-Kuwait Situation, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Middle East Situation