TALK OF THE TOWN: Secretary-General

September 1972
New Yorker;9/30/1972, Vol. 48 Issue 32, p31
The article relates the author's experience spending time with the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim before the twenty-seventh session of the General Assembly. Waldheim is a tall, lean Austrian diplomat, who has inherited the unenviable task of pulling the organization out of its present doldrums. He has intervened to settle disputes in Cyprus and Yemen, encouraged Indian-Pakistani peace negotiations while sponsoring a 600 million dollar relief program in Bangladesh.


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