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Dag Hammarskjöld

(1905—1961) Swedish diplomat and politician

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Albert Schweitzer

Albert Schweitzer  

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(1875–1965)German theologian, musician, and medical missionary. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1952 and became an honorary member of the OM in 1955.Born in Alsace, the son of a pastor, ...
Congo Crisis

Congo Crisis  

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(1960–65)A series of political disturbances in the Democratic Republic of the Congo following its independence from Belgium. The sudden decision by Belgium to grant independence to its vast colony ...
Eminent Person Mediation

Eminent Person Mediation  

Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that aims to assist two or more disputants in reaching an agreement. Eminent person mediation is the attempt to resolve conflict ...
Military Observers of Peace Settlements

Military Observers of Peace Settlements  

Referred to as “the eyes and ears of the Security Council” by former United Nations Secretary General Boutros-Ghali, military observers—or MILOBs—are the building blocks of peace missions around the ...
Ralph Bunche

Ralph Bunche  

(1904–71)US administrator and diplomat. During World War II, he served with the joint chiefs-of-staff and the State Department. In 1946 he joined the secretariat of the United Nations and served on ...
Trygve Halvdan Lie

Trygve Halvdan Lie  

(b. 16 July 1896, d. 30 Dec. 1968).UN Secretary-General 1946–53 A successful barrister born in Grorud (near Oslo), he joined the Norwegian Labour Party (later the Social Democrats) in 1919. He became ...
U Thant

U Thant  

(1909–1974)Burmese secretary-general of the United Nations (1961–72). In this capacity his equanimity and composure helped to defuse several international crises.Born in Pantanaw, the son of a ...
United Nations

United Nations  

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(UN)An international organization of countries that was established in 1945 with 51 members, which by July 2000 had expanded to 188 members. Its purpose is ‘to preserve peace through international ...
UNO

UNO  

(United Nations Organization, or UN)OverviewAfter the failure of the League of Nations to prevent the crises of the 1930s which culminated in World War II, the major Allied countries (the USSR, ...

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