Oral history interview with Guido de Marco, 2001


De Marco, Guido, 1931-2010 (Interviewee)
Berthelot, Yves (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with Guido de Marco, 2001
Early years: Italy during WWII; interest in international law and politics during Nuremberg trials; involvement in Nationalist Party politics during college, head of committee of nationalist students; studied economics, philosophy, and Italian at university; influenced by National Party leaders, Dr. Enrico Mizzi and Sir Ugo Misfud, F.D.R., and U.N. Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld. Career: 1955 becomes lawyer; 1966 enters parliament; 1967-1987 Malta's representative to the Consultative Assembly of the Council of Europe; May 1990 appointed foreign minister; September 1990 appointed President of UN General Assembly; Philosophy and Views: Hungarian Revolt in October 1956 revealed power and influence of the Iron Curtain; opposed Maltese integration with U.K.; economic vision shaped by social market economy model of Keynes; security in the Mediterranean linked to Europe; supports creation of UN Trusteeship Council and Council of the Mediterranean to bridge North-South cultural divide; Malta as a neutral state in the EU; International Criminal Court should examine human rights violations and criminal justice issues; reformed organization and schedule of UN General Assembly; interested in developing countries and global poverty
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United Nations intellectual history project (UNIHP)
Security, International; National security--Mediterranean Region; Keynesian economics; Neutrality; Human rights; Poverty--International cooperation; Poverty--Developing countries; Hungary History Revolution, 1956; Malta Politics and government 20th century; De Marco, Guido, 1931-2010; United Nations Officials and employees; United Nations. General Assembly; Council of Europe. Consultative Assembly; Malta. Parlament
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Note (Biographical)
Under-Secretary General, United Nations
Interviewed by Yves Berthelot on July 24, 2001
Note (Provenance)
Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, Gift, 2009
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Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
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