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Thanassis Aghnides was an ambassador and under Secretary U.N. Diplomat., member minorities section secretariat, League of Nations, 1919-1920, disarmament section, 1920-1921, political section, 1922-1930 director disarmament section, 1930-1938, secretary general Disarmament Conference, 1932-1934; Member Curatorium Academy of International Law, The Hague, Netherlands.; Club: St. James (London).

Background

Aghnides, Thanassis was born on January 31, 1889 in Nigde, Province of Konia (Iconium) in Asia Minor, Turkey. Son of Prodromos and Anastasia (Aghnidou) Aghnides.

Education

Student National Superior College, Phanar, Constantinople (Greek), and College of St. Joseph, Cadi-Keuy, Constantinople (French).

Career

League of Nations, 1919-1941;

Sir Eric Drummond, Joseph Avenol as Secretaries General;

preparatory and disarmament conference, 1932;

Under Secretary General, 1938;

discussion of League Secretariat and degree of national influence of Secretariat members;

political pressures in Europe with rise of Nazis;

effects for Munich, Albania, Danzig, outbreak of World War II.

Director press sect; general Disarmament Conf. General League of Nations, 1939-1942. General Capitulations Conf.

President 6th com; chief of Greek delegation, General Assembly, Oct.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author (with Lord Perth and others) of a book on the International Secretariat of the Future, 1944. Contributor articles on international organization. Also lectures delivered in university of Oxford, London, Manchester, Bristol.

Views

realism

Membership

Member minorities section secretariat, League of Nations, 1919-1920, disarmament section, 1920-1921, political section, 1922-1930 director disarmament section, 1930-1938, secretary general Disarmament Conference, 1932-1934. Member Curatorium Academy of International Law, The Hague, Netherlands. Club: St. James (London).

Interests

  • Philosophers & Thinkers

    Aristotle

Connections

mother:
Anastasia (Aghnidou) Aghnides