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Oral history interview with Sartaj Aziz, 2001

Creator: Aziz, Sartaj
Project: United Nations intellectual history project (UNIHP).
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 145 pages Sound recording: 4 digital audio tapes
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Finance Minister of Pakistan

Scope and Contents

Early family life, including education and faith, partition of India, helping Pakistanis, early interest in helping humanity. College in Lahore and Harvard, misunderstanding of Muslims, economic development in Pakistan, late 1960s work with Ayub Khan, finances of Pakistan, and Pearson Commission, relationship between hunger, poverty, development, and aid, including World Food Conference. Criteria for successful international conferences, experience as a leading food diplomat and in global food security, work with IFAD, early microlending experiences. 1976-79, president of Society for International Development, 1990s UN summit series. Officials of significance to UN system and relationship between academia and UN; efficiency and leadership. Pakistan's development and experiences as finances as finance minister. 1990s, especially rural development and women's initiatives. Future of UN ideas and policies, global cooperation


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Copyright by the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, 2002

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