Oral history interview with Elisabeth Rehn, 2006


Rehn, Elisabeth, 1935- (Interviewee)
Weiss, Thomas G. (Thomas George), 1946- (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with Elisabeth Rehn, 2006
Childhood in Finland; Assisted father, a doctor, with medical work in World War II; Education: School of Economics; Geographic Economics and Political Economy at University level. Career: UNICEF, Vice President of Red Cross of Finland, representative of local Municipal and City Council, Finnish Parliament, Minister of Defense, Attended United Nations (UN) Conferences; UN special rapporteur to Kosov o, Special Representative to Secretary General Bosnia and Herzegovina, co-author of Women, War, Peace (2002), and UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) expert. Memories of World War II, Soviet Union invasion of Finland, Participation in Lotta Svard, Involvement in Finnish politics, Finland and accession to European Union, Finland and the UN, Finlandization, Finland's contribution to international relations, transition from Finish politics to UN, Career as special rapporteur in Kosovo, inter-UN institutional diplomacy, and gender and equality
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United Nations intellectual history project (UNIHP)
Cabinet officers--Finland; Human rights--Kosovo (Republic); Human rights--Bosnia and Herzegovina; Women and war; Women and peace; Finland History 20th century; Rehn, Elisabeth, 1935-; United Nations Officials and employees; United Nations. Commission on Human Rights; United Nations Development Fund for Women; United Nations History; Lotta Svärd (Organization)
oral histories; sound recordings
Note (Biographical)
UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, UN under-Secretary-General, special representative of the Secretary General Bosnia and Herzegovina
Interviewed by Thomas G. Weiss on October 24, 2006
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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