Pérez de Cuéllar, Javier, 1920-

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Javier Pérez de Cuéllar was born on January 19, 1920, in Peru. Upon completion of his law studies in 1944, he entered the Peruvian career diplomatic service, serving on the delegation to the Preparatory Commission of the United Nations and in a variety of capacities in the foreign ministry in Lima. He also served as ambassador to Switzerland in 1962 and to the Soviet Union in 1968. In 1970 he became the Permanent Representative of Peru in the United Nations and served twice as President of the Security Council. In 1975 he became the Special Representative for Cyprus. He was recalled by his government in 1977 to serve as ambassador to Venezuela and in 1979 assumed the post of Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs at the United Nations. He was elected Secretary-General of the United Nations in 1982, serving two terms until 1992. Pérez de Cuéllar is the author of Pilgrimage for Peace: A Secretary-General's Memoir.

From the description of Javier Pérez de Cuéllar papers, 1980-1992 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702163963

UN Secretary General.

From the description of Oral history interview with Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, 2002. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 761273661

Javier Pérez de Cuéllar was born on January 19, 1920 in Peru. Upon completion of his law studies in 1944, he entered the Peruvian career diplomatic service, serving on the delegation to the Preparatory Commission of the United Nations and in a variety of capacities in the foreign ministry in Lima. He also served as ambassador to Switzerland in 1962 and to the Soviet Union in 1968. In 1970 he became the Permanent Representative of Peru in the United Nations and served twice as President of the Security Council. In 1975 he became the Special Representative for Cyprus. He was recalled by his government in 1977 to serve as ambassador to Venezuela and in 1979 assumed the post of Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs at the United Nations. He was elected Secretary-General of the United Nations in 1982, serving two terms until 1992. Javier Pérez de Cuéllar is the author of Pilgrimage for Peace: A Secretary-General's Memoir.

From the guide to the Javier Pérez de Cuéllar papers, 1980-1992, (Manuscripts and Archives)

Secretary-general, United Nations, 1982-1991.

From the description of Javier Pérez de Cuéllar miscellaneous papers, 1989-1991. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 123458435

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Secretary-general, United Nations, 1982-1991.

From the guide to the Javier Pérez de Cuéllar miscellaneous papers, 1989-1991, (Hoover Institution Archives)

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referencedIn Anglada López, Rafael 1950-. Papers, 1936-2002 ; bulk: 1970-1980. Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos
creatorOf Pérez de Cuéllar, Javier, 1920-. Javier Pérez de Cuéllar papers, 1980-1992 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Elliot L. Richardson Papers, 1780-1999, (bulk 1947-1999) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Pérez de Cuéllar, Javier, 1920-. Letter to A. Weldon Walsh. [s.l.] 1982 Jan. 8. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Pérez de Cuéllar, Javier, 1920-. Oral history interview with Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, 2002. Nolan, Norton & Company, Incorporated
referencedIn Anglada López, Rafael, 1950-. Papers, 1936-2002 ; bulk: 1970-1980. New York State Historical Documents
creatorOf Pérez de Cuéllar, Javier, 1920-. Javier Pérez de Cuéllar miscellaneous papers, 1989-1991. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
creatorOf Javier Pérez de Cuéllar papers, 1980-1992 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Javier Pérez de Cuéllar miscellaneous papers, 1989-1991 Hoover Institution Archives.
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United States
Africa
Middle East Foreign relations.
Latin America
Middle East
Middle East Politics and government 1979-
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World politics--1985-1995
Falkland Islands War, 1982
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World politics--1975-1985
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