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Murray, Geoffrey

(Canada) Diplomat Mr. Geoffrey Murray was appointed Senior Counsellor in charge of Political Committee Items for the Canadian Permanent Mission to the United Nations in 1955. During the outbreak of the Suez Canal Crisis in 1956, Mr. Murray participated in numerous meetings and committees that established the first United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF). Prior to [...]

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Millard Fyfield, Guy Sir

(United Kingdom) Diplomat Sir Guy Millard Fyfield served as private secretary to British Prime Minister Anthony Eden beginning in 1955. In this capacity Sir Millard primarily dealt with foreign affairs for the Eden administration. After this term, Sir Millard returned to work with the United Kingdom Foreign Office, where he had previously been employed before [...]

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Logan, Donald Sir

(United Kingdom, 1917 – 2009) Diplomat Sir Donald Logan was serving as Assistant Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Selwyn Loyd, when the Suez Crisis erupted in 1956. In this capacity, he was present for the France-British-Israeli meeting at Sevres in October 1956, which settled the terms of cooperation for the three countries. Following this, Sir Logan [...]

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Kidron, Mordecai

(Israel) Diplomat Mordecai Kidron served as the Deputy Head of the Israeli Permanent Delegation to the United Nations from 1953 to 1958. He was at the United Nations Headquarters in New York during the onset of the 1956 Suez Crisis and witnessed how the peace and security atmosphere rapidly changed. Following his time at the United Nations, Mr. Kidron served in [...]

Posted in Dag Hammarskjöld, Israel, Israel-Arab War (1967), Israel-Arab War (1973), Suez Question, U Thant

Beeley, Walter

(United Kingdom, 1909-2001)) Civil Servant, Diplomat Walter Beeley served as an Under Secretary in the British Foreign Office, focusing on Iraq, Iran and the Arabian Peninsula. Mr. Beely was one of two Under-Secretaries involved in the response to the 1956 war in the Middle East, attending private meetings with Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld. In addition to the Middle East, Mr. Beeley had a limited [...]

Posted in Congo Question, Suez Question, United Kingdom

Rosenne, Shabtai

(Israel, 1917-2010) Legal Scholar, Diplomat Shabtai Rosenne was a renowned professor of international law and a distinguished diplomat who has represented Israel at many international conferences and the Israeli Government in cases before the International Court of Justice. Mr. Rosenne received his LL.B. from the University of London in 1938 and his doctorate from the Hebrew [...]

Posted in Israel, Israel-Arab War (1948-1949), Suez Question

Rafael, Gideon

(Israel, 1913 – 1999) Diplomat Considered as one of the pioneers of Israeli diplomacy, Gideon Rafael started his career in 1947, lobbying at the United Nations for a Jewish state. His efforts were rewarded when Israel gained its independence in 1948 and Mr. Rafael helped Moshe Sharett set up the Israeli Foreign Ministry. At the 1949-1950 [...]

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Lall, Arthur Samuel

(India, 1911 – 1998) Diplomat, Scholar, Author, Professor In the 1950s, Arthur Lall became the Indian Consul General and its Permanent Representative to the United Nations. As diplomat, he was able to help the newly independent India come to the forefront of international affairs. An activist against the use of nuclear weapons, Mr. Lall represented India [...]

Posted in Dag Hammarskjöld, Suez Question

Eban, Abba

(Israel, 1915-2002) Diplomat; Former Foreign Minister, Israel Noted for his defence of Israel's actions before the Security Council and the General Assembly of the United Nations, former Foreign Minister of Israel, Abba Eban served with the Jewish Agency as a political information officer to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine in 1946. In 1947, he [...]

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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