Candid shots from the opening of the Intersessional meeting -- 24 October 1994

Juan Somav´┐Ża, Chair of the WSSD Preparatory Committee on the dias (128K jpeg)

A nice shot looking down on the delegates. ( 157K jpeg )

A closer shot of delegates. Naresh Singh, of IISD, can be see impersonating a delegate from Angola. (288K jpeg)

Gloria Khan of the WSSD Secretariat (90K jpeg)

John Lawrence of UNDP with Marillia Koenig of DPCSD (132K jpeg)

Pam Chasek, of the ENB team (42K jpeg)

Social Summit Photographs

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Richard W. Butler, Australia's Permanent Representative to the

United Nations since 1992, is a Vice-Chairman of the Preparatory

Committee for the World Summit for Social Development. Ambassador

Butler, an economist and career diplomat, is also 1994 President of

the Economic and Social Council, and Chairman of the Preparatory

Committee for the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations. He began

his public service career with the Australian Atomic Energy

Commission, and most recently served as his country's Ambassador to

Thailand and Cambodia.


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Zbigniew M. Wlosowicz, Poland's Permanent Representative to

the United Nations since 1993, is a Vice-President of the

Preparatory Committee for the World Summit for Social Development.

A scholar specializing in international law, Ambassador Wlosowicz

has held a number of positions at the United Nations, including

Vice-Chairman of the Preparatory Committee for the Fiftieth

Anniversary of the United Nations, and Vice-Chairman of the Special

Political Committee of the forty-seventh session of the General

Assembly. He joined the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1990,

following political changes in Poland.


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Aivars Baumanis, Latvia's Permanent Representative to the

United Nations since 1991, is a Vice-Chairman of the Preparatory

Committee for the World Summit for Social Development. Ambassador

Baumanis entered Government service as head of the Political

Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs after a career that

began in police investigative work in 1961. He was later a reporter

and editor in newspapers, magazines, and radio, and served as

Director of both the Latvian Telegraph Agency and the Latvian

Branch of the Novosti Press Agency.


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Ismat T. Kittani of Iraq, Chairman of the Steering Committee

for the World Summit for Social Development, coordinates

preparations for the Summit by the United Nations system. Mr.

Kittani, Special Adviser to Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali, has

had a long association with the United Nations; in 1981,

he became the first former delegate and member of the Secretariat

to be elected General Assembly President.


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Mohammad Hamid Ansari, India's Permanent Representative to the

United Nations, is a Vice-Chairman of the Preparatory Committee for

the World Summit for Social Development. A career diplomat with

academic degrees in political science, Ambassador Ansari was

previously his country's envoy to Afghanistan, the United Arab

Emirates, and High Commissioner to Australia. He was previously

India's Chief of Protocol, and served in Iraq, Morocco, and Saudi

Arabia before being appointed First Secretary and Counsellor in the

Indian Mission to the European Economic Community.


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Nitin D. Desai of India, who became the United Nations' first

Under-Secretary General for Policy Coordination and Sustainable

Development in 1993, heads the Secretariat team for the World

Summit for Social Development. A member of the Steering Committee

for the Summit, Mr. Desai was previously Deputy Secretary-General

of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and

Development, and Senior Economic Adviser to the 1987 World

Commission on Environment and Development.


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Nafis Sadik of Pakistan, Secretary-General of the 1994 United

Nations Conference on Population and Development, is a member of

the Steering Committee for the World Summit for Social Development.

Dr. Sadik, a physician who received her training in Pakistan and

the United States, has been Executive Director of the United

Nations Population Fund since 1987. She is the first woman to head

a major U.N. agency.