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Gross, Ernest

(United States, 1906-1999) Diplomat Mr. Ernest Gross began his appointment as the United States deputy delegate to the United Nations in 1949. Two months later, Mr. Gross became acting head after the chief delegate, Warren Austin, took a leave of absence. Mr. Gross represented the United States on United Nations Security Council Resolution 82, which condemned North Korea at the onset of the Korean War. In 1950, [...]

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Sommerfelt, Søren Christian

(Norway, 1916 – 2003) Diplomat, Civil Servant After a year from returning from serving in World War II to a Nazi invaded Norway, Søren Sommerfelt was tapped by the Foreign Minister of the Norwegian Government in exile, Trygve Lie, to be his personal secretary in 1942. When World War II ended, Trygve Lie was elected as the first Secretary-General [...]

Posted in Trygve Lie, UN. Commission On Human Rights, World War II