Hugo Scheltema

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Hugo Scheltema
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Chairman of UNICEF
In office
1982–1983
Preceded by Dragan Matelijak
Succeeded by Haydée Martínez de Osorio
Personal details
Born11 June 1918
Died1 September 1996 (aged 78)
Nationality Netherlands
Professiondiplomat

Hugo Scheltema (11 June 1918 – 1 September 1996) was a Dutch diplomat. He served as Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, as Chairman of the United Nations Economic and Social Council in 1979 [1] and as Chairman of UNICEF from 1982 to 1983. [2] [3] He was also Ambassador to Iraq, Indonesia and Belgium earlier in his career.

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He was a son of the tobacco merchant Hugo Scheltema (1890–1939). [4] He studied law and joined the diplomatic service in 1945, and was posted to China for several years. [5]

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References

  1. Former Presidents, 1946–2004, United Nations Economic and Social Council
  2. Officers of the UNICEF Executive Board 1946–2014, UNICEF
  3. Executive Board, UNICEF
  4. Nederland's Patriciaat 27 (1941), p. 242.
  5. CS Scheltema-Hellingman, Correspondentie Hugo Scheltema tijdens zijn verblijf in China 1946–1947. The Hague, 2010.