This file contains mainly correspondence regarding a newly created central organ coordinating the relief work. Letters are exchanged between Mr. Schlesinger, the delegate of the HCR in Germany, and Mr. de Watteville, deputy High Commissioner, on the subject of temporary housing for the destitute, and other forms of assistance to the refugees in which coordination with the Russian organisations is required, as well as support from the German government.
This file contains correspondence, transit slips, notes and lists regarding the Cossacks, their placement in Belgium or in another French-speaking country, subsequently, the possibility of their settlement in Argentina. Mainly, correspondence is exchanged with Mr. Reymond, from the Austrian and Hungarian delegation, and with the head of the group of Cossacks, the former general Alexandre Ivanoff. It includes a list of the "Cosaques-du-Don Travailleurs" with first and family names, birth dates and occupation pre/post-war.
View of Richard Schifter (left), Representative of the United States, addressing the Human Right Commission.
General view of Oscar Arias Sanchez (third from left) of Costa Rica, 1987 Nobel Peace Prize Winner, addressing the meeting of the Human Rights Commission in Geneva. The Nobel Laureates from left to right are: Betty Williams of Ireland; Elie Wiesel of the USA; Mr Sanchez; Adolfo Esquivel of Argentina; Rigoberta Menchu of Guatemala; and Maired Corrigan Maguire of Ireland.
An Agreement between the United Nations and the Government of Austria relating to the Seminar on Human Rights and scientific and technological developments to be held in Vienna from 19 June to 1 July 1972 was signed at United Nations Headquarters today.
Mr. Wolfgang Wolte, Acting Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations, signing the Agreement. Looking on, from left: Mr. Nikifor Levchenko, Chief of the Advisory Services and Special Assignements, UN Division of Human Rights; Mr. Marc Schreiber, Director of the UN Division of Human Rights; Mr. C. A. Stavropoulos, UN Legal Counsel; and Mr. P. Gilblain, Acting Chief of the Treaty Section.
At the podium of the commemorative session marking the 125th anniversary of the Geneva Convention are (from left): Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar, René Felber, Chairman of the session and Foreign Minister of Switzerland, and Switzerland's Permanent Observer to the United Nations, Dieter Chenaux-Repond.
The Permanent Representative of the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic, Lev I. Maksimov, as Chairman of the Eastern European Group, addresses the commemorative session to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Geneva Convention.