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Typescript of 'Orphan of the Cold War, the story behind the collapse of the Angolan Peace Process, 1992-3', by Dame Joan Anstee, the UN Under-Secretary General in charge of the operation

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MS. Eng. d. 2911

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Published in an abridged version, Orphan of the Cold War... (London, 1996).

Dates

  • c.1996

Extent

1 box

Language of Materials

English

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MS. Eng. d. 2911

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 10584

Overview

Typescript of 'Orphan of the Cold War, the story behind the collaps of the Angolan Peace Process, 1992-3', by Dame Joan Anstee, the UN Under-Secretary General in charge of the operation, c.1996

Biographical / Historical

Margaret Joan Anstee was one of the first women to enter the British Diplomatic Service. She joined the UN as a local administrative officer in Manila, and went on to pioneer many positions previously inaccessible to women over four decades, eventually rising to the rank of Under-Secretary General in 1987. She worked on operational programmes of economic and social development in all regions of the world, mostly with the UN Development Programme, being Resident Representative of UNDP in eight countries, afterwards serving in senior positions at the UN headquarters between 1974 and 1987.

From 1987 to 1992 Anstee was Director General of the UN Office in Vienna, Head of the Centre for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs and Co-ordinator of UN Narcotic Drug-control programmes. In 1992-1993 she was the Secretary-General's Special Representative to Angola, the first woman to head a military peacekeeping mission. In reitrement Anstee continued to take an active part in the United Nations.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by the author through the United Nations Career Records Project, 1996.
Title
Typescript of 'Orphan of the Cold War, the story behind the collapse of the Angolan Peace Process, 1992-3', by Dame Joan Anstee, the UN Under-Secretary General in charge of the operation, c.1996
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2018
Language of description
English

Repository Details

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