Oral history interview with Louis Emmerij, 2005

 

Name
Emmerij, Louis (Interviewee)
Weiss, Thomas G. (Thomas George), 1946- (Interviewer)
Title
Oral history interview with Louis Emmerij, 2005
Abstract
Childhood in Netherlands, born 1934, middle-class upbringing, memories of WWII, education in economics in Paris, Italy, and New York; early exposure to UN. 1960s: PhD, marriage, daughter, economics of education, work with OECD in Mediterranean and Argentina. 1970s: work with WEP and ILO, overseeing labor and economic development in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Ideas for UN structure, employment , and future; tripartite structure of ILO. Economic theory: redistribution from growth, Kenya mission, basic needs, Maslow's hierarchy and New International Economic Order. Teaching and research at ISS, work with Iglesias at Inter-American Development Bank, intellectual framework of UN institutions. Reflections on changes in development policy; importance of human rights and human security
Collection Name
United Nations intellectual history project (UNIHP)
Subjects
Economic development; Economic policy; Human rights; Emmerij, Louis; United Nations Officials and employees; Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development; World Employment Programme; International Labour Organisation; Institute of Social Studies (Netherlands); Centro de Conferencias Enrique V. Iglesias
Format
oral histories; sound recordings
Genre
Interviews
Date
2005
Note (Biographical)
International Politics; Assistant Secretary General and special advisor to Secretary General Kofi Annan; Professor
Note
Interviewed by Thomas G. Weiss on September 27, 2005
Note (Provenance)
Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, Gift, 2009
Language
English
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record
13683833
Also In
Oral History Archives at Columbia
Time-Based Media
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-kr1j-c325
Related URLs
Available digital content for this interview.