, Volume 67, Number 5

Dr Bertrand Ramcharan
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Dr Bertrand Ramcharan is the former Deputy and Acting UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, a former Professor at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, and Chancellor of the University of Guyana.

The United Nations (UN) had a mission to help maintain international peace and security on the foundations of universal respect for human rights and of equitable economic and social progress for all peoples. The United Nations is a political body and the nature, composition and quality of governance of its membership has influenced its performance in all three areas ever since its establishment in 1945.

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