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Epstein, William

(Canada, 1912 – 2001) International Civil Servant William Epstein was nominated to serve as the Jewish expert on the Special Committee on Palestine of the United Nations General Assembly (UNSCOP). In 1947 UNSCOP drew up a plan to partition the disputed territory into two states with Jerusalem declared an international territory. Although rejected by the Arab world, the [...]

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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

Gladwyn Jebb, Hubert Miles

(Great Britain, 1900 – 1996) Diplomat, Civil Servant Lord Gladwyn was made a Counsellor within the Foreign Office of Great Britain in 1943. It was in this position that he attended numerous international conferences, including the Yalta Conference, the Conference at Dumbarton Oaks and the Conference on International Organization in San Francisco—which ultimately led to the birth of the [...]

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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