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Sisco, Joseph J.

(United States, 1919 – 2004) Foreign Policy Specialist Mr. Joseph J. Sisco was appointed the United States Representative to the United Nations Security Council in 1967. At this time he also served as United States Representative to the Fifth Special Session of the General Assembly on the Middle East as well as Political Advisor for the United States Delegation to the United Nations General Assembly. Mr. Sisco then [...]

Posted in Israel-Arab War (1967), U Thant, United States of America

McGhee, George

(United States of America, 1912 – 2005) Diplomat George McGhee was serving as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs in the United States State Department in 1961, during the start of the Congo Crisis. In this position he was assigned, by President Kennedy, to coordinate United States policy regarding involvement in the Congo. He was dispatched to work on peace negotiations [...]

Posted in Congo Question, U Thant, United States of America

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

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