Hill, William Martin (Sub-Fonds)

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Information on identification

Title:Hill, William Martin
Level:Sub-Fonds
 

Information on context

Name of the creator / provenance:Hill, William Martin
Administration history:Hill, William Martin, born in 1905, Ireland.

He began working for the League of Nations Secretariat on 03 October 1927.
He was the author or co-author of many League of Nations and United Nations books and documents.

Career:
- member of the Economic and Financial Section 1927-34 and 1939-45;
- personal assistant to Under Secretary-General Walters 1934-39;
- Secretary to the Bruce Committee in 1939;
- member of the Secretariat at Princeton;
- under-Secretary-General of inter-agencies affairs;
- Director and consultant at UNITAR;
- representative of WIPO to the United Nations Headquarters in New York (his last post).

He actively participated in:
- the San Francisco Conference in 1945;
- the transfer of the League of Nations assets and powers to the United Nations;
- the United Nations first achievements in London;
- the repatriation of Greek children and other refugees at the end of the war;
- the founding of the United Nations University;
- the founding of the World Tourism Organization, for which he played a key role.

He wrote a certain number of books on the immunities and privileges of League of Nations officials, the economic and financial organization of the League of Nations, etc.
Archival history:Martin William Hill's private papers were donated by his son Mr. Colin Hill in 1991.
 

Information on content and structure

Contains also:The collection consists of more than 550 files of correspondence, as well as about 60 books, pamphlets and various documents (letters, press cuttings, articles of periodicals, etc.) concerning the work of the League of Nations and the United Nations, that is to say:

- the League of Nations Princeton Mission;
- the Bruce Committee;
- the United Nations Conference on International Organization held in San Francisco from 25 April to 26 June 1945 (founding of the United Nations);
- the transfer of the League of Nations' assets and powers to the United Nations (it includes original documents and correspondence on the agreements between Switzerland and the United Nations, as well as the United Nations and the United States);
- the book M.W. Hill wrote on diplomatic privileges and immunities;
- the first activities of the United Nations in London, Hunter College and Lake Success before the seat was established in Manhattan;
- the role played by ECOSOC and the United Nations coordination (ACABQ, JIU, etc.) with its specialized institutions;
- the repatriation of Greek children and other refugees at the end of the war (including restricted documents);
- the founding of the United Nations University;
- the founding of the World Tourism Organization;
- the book M.W. Hill wrote on the coordination of the economic and social organs and the United Nations restructuring;
- UNITAR;
- and WIPO.
 

Usage

Permission required:None
Physical Usability:Without limits
Accessibility:Public
 

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URL:http://biblio-archive.unog.ch/detail.aspx?ID=32551
 
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