Oral history interview with Maurice Bertrand, 2002


Bertrand, Maurice, 1922- (Interviewee)
Berthelot, Yves (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with Maurice Bertrand, 2002
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Reminiscences of Maurice Bertrand, 2002
Born 1922 in France; education: studied law at University of Montpellier, politics at University of Lyon; career: semi-military service in organizations during the French Resistance, professor at National School of Administration (ENA), councilor at French Court of Audit (Cour des Comptes), member of UN Joint Inspection Unit (1968-1985), short-term study of Non-Governmental Organizations (ONG); res tructuring of UN in 1980s; professor at Graduate Institute of International Studies (Geneva); themes: criticism of UN agency structures; Bretton Woods organizations; "diplomatization" of UN inspectors; reflection of Joint Inspection Unit and Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS); observation of global operations in United Nations Development Program (UNDP), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA); criticism of intellectual authority in UN; Security Council reform; formation of new charter for global institutions Transcript available in French
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United Nations intellectual history project (UNIHP)
Non-governmental organizations; International organization; Bertrand, Maurice, 1922-; United Nations Officials and employees; United Nations History; United Nations Evaluation; United Nations. Joint Inspection Unit; Bretton Woods Committee; United Nations Development Programme; UNICEF; World Food Programme; United Nations Population Fund
oral histories; sound recordings
Note (Biographical)
Member, United Nations Joint Inspection Unit
Interviewed by Yves Berthelot on March 8, 2002
Note (Provenance)
Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, Gift, 2009
English; French
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Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
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