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Oral history interview with Donald Mills, 2000

Creator: Mills, Don, 1921-
Project: United Nations intellectual history project (UNIHP).
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Phys. Desc. :sound file : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit)
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Jamaican Ambassador, Security Council president

Scope and Contents

Born 1921 in central Jamaica. Education: secondary school at Jamaica College, studied economics at London School of Economics. Career: Jamaican civil service (War Information Office, Department of Statistics, head of Central Planning Agency), Executive Board of International Monetary Fund (IMF), Jamaican ambassador to United Nations (UN), president of Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), chairman of Group of 77, president of UN Security Council, Chairman of Commonwealth Foundation. Themes: colonial influence of Britain in Jamaica, decolonization movement, international development policy and strategy, role of small states in UN, regional cooperation movements, North-South hemisphere relationships, experience of working in international organizations, role of the United States (US) in the UN, ECOSOC, functions and effectiveness of UN organs, growth of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), G-77, UN economic policy, concern for environment, international conferences, influence of Cold War bipolar system on international relations, individual leadership in UN, impact of new ideas and new organizations on international relations, poverty and radicalism, international migrations and multiculturalism, apologies and reconciliation between countries


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Copyright by the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, 2001

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