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Category Archives: Political Affairs

Steiner, Ismat

Ismat Steiner (Tanzania) Diplomat, International Civil servant Mr. Ismat Steiner was one of the first United Nations Representatives to arrive in Namibia during its transition to independence. He served as the head of the UN's office in the Otjiwarongo region. Prior to Mr. Steiner's posting in Namibia, he worked in the Department of Political and Security Council Affairs (DPA) [...]

Posted in Namibia, Namibia Question, Political Affairs

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

Berendsen, Ian

(New Zealand, 1919 – ) Civil Servant Ian Berendsen served with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Pacific and Italy before he started working in the United Nations as a Political Affairs Officer in the Trusteeship Division in 1947. He then acted as Principal Secretary for several United Nations Missions: to Togoland in 1955, Western Samoa in 1959, and Tanganyika in [...]

Posted in Congo Question, Political Affairs

Aronson, Bernard W

(United States of America, 1946 – ) Civil Servant Bernard Aronson served as the Deputy Assistant to the President of the United States, Executive Speechwriter to the President and Special Assistant and Speechwriter to the Vice President from 1977 to 1981. In 1984, Mr. Aronson became President of the Policy Project, a Washington-based consulting firm, and from 1989 to 1993, he served [...]

Posted in El Salvador, Nicaragua, Political Affairs, United States of America

Ahmed, Rafeeuddin

(Pakistan, 1932 – ) Diplomat, Civil Servant Raffeeuddin Ahmed began his career at the United Nations in 1970 following a decade in the foreign service of Pakistan. During his time at the United Nations, Mr. Ahmed held a variety of positions, giving him a unique insight into the complexities of international affairs. Notable posts include serving as Chef de Cabinet of Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim, [...]

Posted in Economic and Social Affairs, Falklands/Malvinas War, Humanitarian Affairs, Pakistan, Political Affairs