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Category Archives: Peacekeeping Operations

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

Dean, Jonathan

(United States of America) Diplomat With an extensive background in the Foreign Service, Jonathan Dean entered the United Nations in 1962, first serving as Consul and Principal Officer in Elisabethville, Katanga and then as Deputy Director of the Office of United Nations Political Affairs, Department of State. He was deputy United States negotiator for the [...]

Posted in Congo Question, Peacekeeping Operations

Thant, Myint-U

(Burma, 1966 – ) Historian, Civil Servant Grandson of United Nations Secretary-General U Thant, Dr. Thant Myint-U spent a year on the Burmese-Thai border assisting Burmese refugees before he continued his work on Burmese issues with the Human Rights Watch and the United States Committee for Refugees in Washington, DC. In 1992, Dr. Myint-U started with the United Nations [...]

Posted in Cambodia Situation, Peacekeeping Operations

Lind, Per

(Sweden) Diplomat Per Lind was assigned to the Council of Europe affairs in the Sweden's Foreign Ministry in 1951, where he worked under and got to know Dag Hammarsköld. When Hammarsköld was elected to be Secretary‑General of the United Nations in 1953, he asked Mr. Lind to come with him to New York as his personal assistant. [...]

Posted in Dag Hammarskjöld, Peacekeeping Operations

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 [...]

Posted in Congo Question, Dag Hammarskjöld, Peacekeeping Operations, Suez Question