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Category Archives: Middle East Situation

Pachachi, Adnan

(Iraq, 1923 – ) Diplomat, Politician Mr. Adnan Pachachi served as the Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations from 1959 to 1965. Following this, he returned to Iraq and was appointed as the Minister of Foreign Affairs, serving under the regime of Presidents Abdul Salam Arif and Abdul Rahman Arif. In 1967, Mr. [...]

Posted in Israel-Arab War (1967), Middle East Situation

Nusseibeh, Hazem Zaki

(Jordan, 1922 – ) Diplomat A long-time Jordanian Ambassador to the United Nations, Mr. Hazem Zaki Nusseibeh was appointed as the Foreign Minister of Jordan from 1962 to 1966. Mr. Nusseibeh was also the Minister of the Hashemite Royal Court and political adviser to King Hussein and Minister of Reconstruction and Development from 1967 to [...]

Posted in Israel-Arab War (1967), Israel-Arab War (1973), Jordan, Middle East Situation

Kamal, Said

(Palestine, 1938 – ) Diplomat Said Kamal began to work with the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) in 1969. The following year, he became Assistant to the Chief of Political Affairs in the PLO, and was promoted to Vice-Chairman of Political Affairs in 1974. In 1988, President Yasser Arafat appointed Mr. Kamal as the first Palestinian Ambassador to Egypt. From [...]

Posted in Middle East Situation, UN Partition Plan (1947)

Jonah, James

(Sierra Leone 1934 – ) International Civil Servant, Diplomat James O.C. Jonah spent more than three decades serving the United Nations Secretariat. He first entered the service in 1970, as political adviser in the Office of the Secretary-General. Following this he served as Assistant-Secretary-General for Personnel Services, then the Office for Field Operations, External Activities and, finally, for special [...]

Posted in Israel-Arab War (1973), Middle East Situation

Jarring, Gunnar

(Sweden, 1907 – 2002) Diplomat, Turkologist Mr. Gunnar Jarring was appointed as Sweden's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in 1956. He had previously served in several diplomatic posts with the Swedish Foreign Service, including in Teheran, Baghdad and Addis Ababa and as Swedish Minister to India. He represented Sweden in the Security Council in 1957 and 1958, while [...]

Posted in Israel-Arab War (1967), Middle East Situation, Security Council, U Thant

Guyer, Roberto

(Argentina) Diplomat, Former Under-Secretary for Special Political Affairs Dr. Roberto Guyer became the Under-Secretary for Special Political Affairs of the United Nations in 1971 and was appointed the Secretary-General's Representative for Peace Negotiations in the Middle East from 1971 to 1978. After receiving his doctorate in Law and Social Science, Dr. Guyer held many diplomatic positions in the Argentine Foreign [...]

Posted in Dag Hammarskjöld, Israel, Kurt Waldheim, Middle East Situation, Syria, U Thant, Uncategorized

Goksel, Timur

(Turkey, 1945 – ) International Civil Servant, Educator Mr. Timur Goksel served as Press Information Officer/Spokesman of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) in 1979. In 1995 he became a Senior Adviser of UNIFIL, where he conducted lectures, seminars and workshops for diplomats and military officials on public information, communication policies in peacekeeping, theory and practice [...]

Posted in Lebanon, Middle East Situation, Peacebuilding, Uncategorized, UNIFIL

Eytan, Walter

(Israel, 1910 – 2001) Diplomat Mr. Walter Eytan was a member of the Jewish Agency delegation at the United Nations General Assembly in 1947. In this role Mr. Eytan supervised the lobbying efforts of the delegation, which was intended to help gain a favourable vote in the General Assembly and ensure the legitimacy of the State of Israel. In 1948, once recognition was [...]

Posted in Israel, Middle East Situation, Palestine Question, Uncategorized

Adnan, Abu-Odeh

(Palestine, 1933 – ) Political Adviser, Diplomat Adnan Abu Odeh, a Jordanian long-time administration and political insider, diplomat and intellectual, was an advisor to both King Abdullah and King Hussein, and served as Jordan’s permanent representative to the United Nations (1992-1995). Here he provided his knowledge and perspectives on the various dimensions of the Middle East crises, politics and history; the [...]

Posted in Jordan, Middle East Situation

Nassif, Ramses

(Egypt) Former Spokesman for the Secretary‑General Ramses Nassif joined the United Nations in 1953 as a press officer in charge of promoting United Nations publications and in 1955 for the Bandung conference in Indonesia, which was the creation of the Non-Aligned Movement. He met U Thant as an ambassador of Burma to the United Nations in [...]

Posted in Communication Media, Cuba Situation, Journalism, Middle East Situation, Palestine Question