Series 20 - Margaret Joan Anstee Manuscript

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Margaret Joan Anstee Manuscript

General material designation

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

Level of description

Series

Reference code

CA ON00093 2005/5-20

Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area

Date(s)

  • 1992-1993 (Creation)
    Creator
    Anstee, Margaret Joan

Physical description area

Physical description

17 cm of textual records (Boxes 38-39)

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Name of creator

(fl.1952-1993)

Biographical history

Margaret Joan Anstee served the United Nations for over four decades (1952-1993), rising to the rank of Under-secretary General in 1987. She worked on operational programmes of economic and social development in all regions of the world, mostly with the United Nations Development Programme. From 1987-1992 she served as Director General of the United Nations at Vienna, Head of the Centre for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs and Coodinator of all UN narcotic drug control programmes. From 1992-93 she was the Secretary General’s Special Representative to Angola and Head of the UN peacekeeping mission there (UNAVEM II – The UN Angola Verification Mission).

Name of creator

(1991-1995)

Administrative history

The United Nations Angola Verification Mission II (UNAVEM II) was established in May 1991 to verify the arrangements agreed by the Government of Angola and the União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola, for monitoring the ceasefire and the Angolan police during the ceasefire period, and to observe and verify elections, in accordance with the Peace Accords.

Custodial history

Scope and content

Series consists of the manuscript of Margaret Joan Anstee’s book "Orphan of the Cold War: The Story Behind the Collapse of the Angolan Peace Process, 1992-1993", published in New York by St. Martin’s Press in 1996. The author sought the advice of Alan James regarding the shortening of the book for publication. This is the personal story of Dame Margaret Anstee's experiences as Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the UN for Angola and Head of the UN peacekeeping mission (United Nations Angola Verification Mission II (UNAVEM II)) there from February 1992 to June 1993. Formerly a colony of Portugal, Angola was awarded independence following the democratization of Portugal in 1975. After independence, disagreement emerged between Angola's main ethno-political groups which resulted in one of the most bloody civil wars the world has known. The author, the first woman to head a peacekeeping mission, intersperses personal experiences with events as they unfold, describing the sufferings of the Angolan people and analyses the reasons for the collapse of the process and the lessons for UN peacekeeping generally.

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition

Arrangement

Language of material

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

Unclassified

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Finding aids

Associated materials

Related materials

Accruals

Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Control area

Description record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules or conventions

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Language of description

Script of description

Sources

Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related places

Related genres