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Oral history interview with Guido de Marco

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  • "Early years: Italy during WWII; interest in international law and politics during Nuremberg trials; involvement in Nationalist Party politics during college, head of committee of nationalist students; studied economics, philosophy, and Italian at university; influenced by National Party leaders, Dr. Enrico Mizzi and Sir Ugo Misfud, F.D.R., and U.N. Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld. Career: 1955 becomes lawyer; 1966 enters parliament; 1967-1987 Malta's representative to the Consultative Assembly of the Council of Europe; May 1990 appointed foreign minister; September 1990 appointed President of UN General Assembly; Philosophy and Views: Hungarian Revolt in October 1956 revealed power and influence of the Iron Curtain; opposed Maltese integration with U.K.; economic vision shaped by social market economy model of Keynes; security in the Mediterranean linked to Europe; supports creation of UN Trusteeship Council and Council of the Mediterranean to bridge North-South cultural divide; Malta as a neutral state in the EU; International Criminal Court should examine human rights violations and criminal justice issues; reformed organization and schedule of UN General Assembly; interested in developing countries and global poverty."

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