Oral history interview with Gamani Corea, 2000


Corea, Gamani, 1925- (Interviewee)
Weiss, Thomas G. (Thomas George), 1946- (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with Gamani Corea, 2000
Born in Ceylon, 1925; political family, personal interest in law and economics. Education: B.A. Cambridge University, B.A. Oxford University, M.A. Cambridge University, M.A. Oxford University, D.Phil Oxford University. Career: Economic planner in government of Sri Lanka, work at United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Author of Taming Commodity Markets, former Chairman and Chai rman Emeritus of Marga Institute of Development Studies, Chairman of Institute of Policy Studies in Colombo, Independent Chair of UNCTAD Cocoa Conference, leadership in South Centre delegation, and founder of Corea Foundation, the Colombo Plan, third-world economic and development problems. Exposure to Sri Lankan independence leader, experience at UNCTAD, North-South Commission, North-South cooperation, South-South Cooperation, Bandung Conference, international civil servants, UN staff, gender diversity, relationship with UN staff, economic development in third-world countries, relationship and cooperation between developing countries and developed countries, commodities, OPEC, debt relief, least developed countries (LDCs) development policy, G-77, Soviet Union and Cold War, role of Sri Lanka in global politics and global economy, UN global conferences, environmental sustainability, environmental sustainable development, General Agreement on Trades and Tariffs (GATT), and World Trade Organization (WTO)
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United Nations intellectual history project (UNIHP)
International economic relations; Economic assistance--Southeast Asia; Globalization--Developing countries; Economic development--Environmental aspects; Sustainable development; Developing countries Economic conditions; Developing countries Foreign economic relations; Developing countries Economic policy; Sri Lanka Politics and government; Corea, Gamani, 1925-; United Nations Officials and employees; United Nations Conference on Trade and Development; General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (Organization); World Trade Organization
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Note (Biographical)
Secretary-General of UNCTAD, 1974-84
Interviewed by Thomas G. Weiss on February 1 and February 2, 2000
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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