Gamani Corea (Sri Lanka) to Succeed Manuel Perez-Guerrero (Venezuela) as Secretary-General of UNCTAD on 1 April 1974
Gamani Corea, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the European Economic Community and concurrently to Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, has been appointed as the next Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). He was appointed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kurt Waldheim, and the appointed was confirmed by the General Assembly on 6 December 1973. Mr. Corea will succeed Manual Perez-Guerrero of Venezuela, who has held office since March 1969, upon the completion of his term ending on 31 March 1974. Mr. Corea's term of office ends on 31 March 1977.
Here, Mr. Gamani Corea (right) is seen shaking hands with Mr. Manual Perez-Guerrero.