Javier Pérez de Cuéllar : Leading the UN during a decade of upheaval

UN Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar holds his first press conference at UN Headquarters in January 1982 after taking office.
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UN Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar holds his first press conference at UN Headquarters in January 1982 after taking office.
Javier Perez de Cuellar addresses the UN General Assembly in New York after being appointed to a second five-year term, beginning on 1 January 1987.
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In July 1982, the UN Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar (at microphone) briefs the media at UN headquarters in New York after meeting British and Argentinian negotiators in the Falkland Islands/Malvinas crisis.
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The UN Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar visits  Katatura, a black township of Windhoek, Namibia in July 1989.
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Javier Perez de Cuellar, the Secretary-General Visits the UN Transition Assistance Group (UNTAG) Military Headquarters in Suiderhof Base, Windhoek, Namibia in July 1989.
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Javier Perez de Cuellar, the UN Secretary-General travels to Alamata, Ethiopia in November 1984.
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UN Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar (2nd from right) visits a relief centre in Korem, Ethiopia in November 1984.
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Javier Perez de Cuellar, Secretary-General of the United Nations Meets with Mother Teresa in October 1985.
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Mikhail Gorbachev (l), the former President of Soviet Union visits UN Headquarters in 1988 and presents the UN Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar with a gift to the United Nations.
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Javier Perez de Cuellar of Peru, assumed office as the fifth Secretary-General of the United Nations in January 1982.
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